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Oklahoma City University: Narrative Description


2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1402
Tel: (405)521-5000
Free: 800-633-7242
Admissions: (405)521-5050
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: 68-acre urban campus. Endowment: $66.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7763 per student. Total enrollment: 3,695. Faculty: 285 (164 full-time, 121 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 886 applied, 79% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 1,419 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 450 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 65 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 22% international, 21% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; visual/performing arts; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, audition for music and dance programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,990 includes full-time tuition ($15,200), mandatory fees ($840), and college room and board ($5950). College room only: $2900. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $518 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 11% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Sing, Midnight Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, Operation ID. 1,051 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Dulaney Browne Library plus 1 other with 440,374 books, 975,580 microform titles, 6,017 serials, 10,948 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. 264 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:

Oklahoma City, the capital City of Oklahoma, offers a wide variety of cultural, civic, religious, entertainment and sports events in the unique setting of modern facilities and old-fashioned Western hospitality. With more than 1,000,000 people in the metropolitan area, Oklahoma City is a dynamic, growing location with a wide range of opportunities to offer its students. From the State Capitol and the center of Oklahoma's political and governmental activity, to the cultural offerings the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Lyric Theater, Ballet Oklahoma, Oklahoma Zoo, Omniplex, and more. Oklahoma City stands as a vibrant, growing metropolitan center offerings the Southwest. Out-of-state students are able to make use of the excellent transportation facilities available to the City. Oklahoma City is linked by interstate highways to other major cities in the region, and the City's Will Rogers International Airport, one offerings the busiest in the region, provides jet service coast-to-coast and international flights to Europe, Asia, and South America.

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