Oklahoma State University: Narrative Description

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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY D-11

Stillwater, OK 74078
Tel: (405)744-5000; 800-852-1255; Admissions: (405)744-7275; Fax: (405)744-5285; E-mail: grl64[email protected]; Web Site: http://www.okstate.edu/

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of Oklahoma State University. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 840-acre small town campus with easy access to Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Endowment: $149.3 million. Research spending 2002-03: $64 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5556 per student. Total enrollment: 23,577. Faculty: 1,060 (905 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 6,629 applied, 89% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 19 National Merit Scholars, 325 valedictorians. Full-time: 16,408 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 2,281 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 122 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 9% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 12% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 80% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, class rank, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2513 full-time, $83.75 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8459 full-time, $281.95 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1152 full-time, $40.23 per credit part-time, $115 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. College room and board: $5468. College room only: $2468. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 360 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 18% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Flying Aggies, Block and Bridle Club, OSU Ski Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Madrigal Dinner and Concert, Spring Sing. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 6,052 college housing spaces available; 5,225 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Edmon Low Library plus 4 others with 2.4 million books, 4.5 million microform titles, 24,806 serials, 510,548 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $11 million. 2,000 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: Stillwater is located in north central Oklahoma. The climate is mild with an average annual temperature of 59.8 degrees and average rainfall of 33.3 inches. The city is accessible by Highways 51 and 177, and nearby U.S. Highways 64 and Interstate 35. There are bus lines to the city. Stillwater has several churches of major denominations, a hospital, two clinics, and a health center. Local recreational facilities include 15 parks, three golf courses, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting, boating, water-skiing, theatres, and a drive-in. Rooming houses, apartments and private homes provide housing for students. There is part-time employment available.

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