University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

1727 W Alabama Ave, Chickasha, United States
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Overview of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

About this school

USAO is a public, liberal arts university. Founded in 1908, it adopted coeducation in 1965. Its 75-acre campus is located in Chickasha, 40 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.
  • Website


    usao.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:888
    • Men:304 (34.2%)
    • Women:584 (65.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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
1727 West Alabama
City, State, Zip
Chickasha, OK  73018
Phone
(405) 574-1357
Fax
(405) 574-1220
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 2
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
Minimum ACT score of 24 and 3.0 GPA/top 50% high school class, 3.0 GPA and top 25% high school class, or minimum ACT score of 22 and 3.0 GPA in 15-unit high school core recommended for freshmen, Minimum ACT score of 24 and 3.0 GPA/top 50% high school class, 3.0 GPA and top 25% high school class, or minimum ACT score of 22 and 3.0 GPA in 15-unit high school core recommended for some 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
66% of 706 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 495 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 211 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
294 (63%) of 466 admitted students enrolled
Women
195 (60%) of 326 admitted students enrolled
Men
99 (71%) of 140 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

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
19 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
19%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,200|Out-of-state: $17,550
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
170 (83.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
148 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
145 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$11,011
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 145 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,087
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 89 (61.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,134
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 20 (13.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
25 (12.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,792

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
612 (77.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
536 (87.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
525 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
86 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$11,420
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 505 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,417
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 350 (66.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,543
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 53 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
105 (13.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,805

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,351
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, USAO Foundation Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,399

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Trimester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


54

Part-Time Faculty


33

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


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
102,983

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
185
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 Science and Arts of Oklahoma provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, History, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


16,162

Nearest Metropolitan Area


75 acres

Environment


Small town/city

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
40 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Chickasha
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


44% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, student activities board, volunteer action council, psychology club, young democrats, young conservatives

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


787

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
888
Women
584
Men
304

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 15.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 4.9% Black/African-American
  • 8.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.4% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


8.1% from 22 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources