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Cameron University: Narrative Description


2800 West Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505-6377
Tel: (580)581-2200; 888-454-7600
Admissions: (580)581-2289
Fax: (580)581-5514
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 160-acre small town campus. Endowment: $10.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $269,443. Educational spending 2003-04: $4799 per student. Total enrollment: 5,933. Faculty: 289 (186 full-time, 103 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,307 applied, 99% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 3,335 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,147 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 7% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 19% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Oklahoma, East Central University, Oklahoma State University. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/10.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3000 full-time, $100 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7260 full-time, $242 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course level, course load, degree level, and student level. Part-time tuition varies according to course level, course load, degree level, and student level. College room and board: $3126. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 57 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Aggie Club, Intramural Club, Baptist Student Union, Sociology Club. Major annual events: Comedy Club, Spring Fling, Diversity Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 512 college housing spaces available; 240 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cameron University Library with 262,835 books, 507,461 microform titles, 4,272 serials, and 6,986 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lawton is a metropolitan area that enjoys a dry, temperate climate. The city is served by two airlines, two railroads for freight, bus service, and a turnpike. Community services include a public library, museum, churches of most denominations, two general and one public health hospital, major civic and fraternal organizations, and good shopping facilities. Part-time employment is available for students. Local recreational facilities include camping, water sports, theaters, and bowling.

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