Oklahoma Wesleyan University: Narrative Description

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2201 Silver Lake Rd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006-6299
Tel: (918)335-6200
Admissions: (866)222-8226
Fax: (918)335-6229
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.okwu.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Wesleyan Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 127-acre small town campus with easy access to Tulsa. Endowment: $2.9 million. Total enrollment: 887. Faculty: 40 (35 full-time, 5 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 391 applied, 77% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 80% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 864 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 23 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 13 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 8% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Tri-County Technical College, Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum ACT of 18 or SAT 860, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,950 includes full-time tuition ($12,900), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($5200). College room only: $2625. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $475 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Forensics Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Teachers Association, Theology Club, Education Club. Major annual events: Homecoming Festivities, seasonal banquets. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 300 college housing spaces available; 272 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Oklahoma Wesleyan University Library with 124,722 books, 300 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $300,000. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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