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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma: Narrative Description

UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA G-8

1727 West Alabama
Chickasha, OK 73018
Tel: (405)224-3140
Free: 800-933-8726
Admissions: (405)574-1204
Fax: (405)574-1220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.usao.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 75-acre small town campus with easy access to Oklahoma City. Endowment: $1.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $136,375. Educational spending 2003-04: $2817 per student. Total enrollment: 1,414. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 387 applied, 91% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 1,048 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 366 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 13 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 14% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 24% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.7 high school GPA, graduated in top half of high school class. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/8. Notification: 2/10.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2280 full-time, $76 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6600 full-time, $220 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $900 full-time, $30 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $3990. College room only: $2100. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all; local fraternities; 5% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Volunteer Action Council, Baptist Student Union, Intertribal Heritage Club, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Montmartre Festival/Droverstock, Pow-Wow, Tinsel Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 504 college housing spaces available; 423 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Nash Library with 79,780 books, 153,514 microform titles, 191 serials, 4,240 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $144,649. 125 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:

Chickasha is a suburban area southwest of Oklahoma City. Located in the fertile Washita River Valley, the city lies within one of the largest gas fields in the world. The community has rail, bus, and air service. The community includes Catholic and Protestant churches, a hospital, a public library, and major civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Local recreational facilities include theatres and several good lakes within a few miles for boating, fishing and water sports. Some part-time employment is available for students.

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