University of Central Oklahoma: Narrative Description

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100 North University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
Tel: (405)974-2000; 800-254-4215; Admissions: (405)974-2338; Fax: (405)974-4964; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Oklahoma City. Endowment: $453,079. Research spending 2002-03: $539,091. Educational spending 2002-03: $3303 per student. Total enrollment: 15,246. Faculty: 773 (381 full-time, 392 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 3,791 applied, 88% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 42% from top half. Full-time: 9,571 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,995 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 108 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 36% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 72% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, 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, internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1950 full-time, $90 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5850 full-time, $220 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $699 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, program, and student level. Part-time tuition varies according to course level, course load, program, and student level. College room and board: $3670. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Malaysian Student Association, Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association, Association of Women Students, University Center Activities Board. Major annual events: homecoming, Earth Day, International Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Max Chambers Library with 254,478 books, 966,565 microform titles, 3,707 serials, 37,484 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.9 million. 250 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: Edmond is a suburban city 12 miles north of Oklahoma City. All modes of transportation are available to the community. Edmond has churches of most denominations, a movie theatre, numerous parks, a swimming pool, and shopping centers. Part-time employment is plentiful.