UCO

University of Central Oklahoma

100 N University Dr, Edmond, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    27

Overview of University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)

About this school

The University of Central Oklahoma, founded in 1889, is a public, liberal arts institution. Its name was changed from Central State University in 1991. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts, and Math and Science. Its 200-acre campus is located in Edmond, 12 miles from Oklahoma City. Campus buildings are predominantly contemporary in design.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,337
    • Men:5,884 (41.0%)
    • Women:8,453 (59.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (UCO)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Central Oklahoma is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
3
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 18
SAT Only
Recommended
August 18
ACT Only
Recommended
August 18
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
August 18
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 North University Drive
City, State, Zip
Edmond, OK  73034-5209
Phone
(405) 974-2727
Fax
(405) 974-4964
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class; composite ACT score of 20; 2.7 GPA in core curriculum classes required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 4,722 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 2,814 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 1,908 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.41
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UCO)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,100|Out-of-state: $17,447
  • Room & Board: - $8,050 (48.5056640154254%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (9.640877319836106%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,946 (41.85345866473849%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Central Oklahoma accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003152
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,776 (81.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,385 (78.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,332 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
213 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$10,459
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 927 (69.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,176
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,065 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,639
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 467 (35.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
223 (10.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,421

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,448 (71.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,334 (85.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,089 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
621 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$9,809
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,327 (71.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,245
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,790 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,646
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,538 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
396 (3.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,541

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,939
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,739

Academics & Instruction (UCO)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


548

Part-Time Faculty


482

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


41%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,000,903

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
650
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Central Oklahoma provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


64.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.4%

Programs & Majors (UCO)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (136)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Advertising
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, General
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Corrections
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Radio and Television
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Statistics, Other
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (55)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Library Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Writing

Campus Life (UCO)

Location & Geography

Population


84,885

Nearest Metropolitan Area


210 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Oklahoma City

Weather


Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Edmond
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


11% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


89%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Central Oklahoma offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student programming board, international student council, panhellenic council, interfraternity council

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,449

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,337
Women
8,453
Men
5,884

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 4.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 9.7% Black/African-American
  • 10.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.5% White
  • 1.0% Unknown

International Students


5.5% from 88 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


1,636

Student Resources (UCO)

Study resources