Let's talk about Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the heart of Oklahoma City. Established in 1904, OCU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and nursing.
OCU prides itself on delivering individualized attention to our campus population. Currently, more than 1,8000 undergraduate and a total of 3,000 students make up our student body. More importantly, OCU has students from 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries, creating a diverse campus environment.
As a city that redefines itself, Oklahoma City's hip, spirited environment blends with its deep western heritage to create a place where culture and commerce thrive. With renowned festivals, national sporting events, treasure-filled museums and a variety of districts highlighting arts and entertainment, the possibilities for adventure and fun in Oklahoma City are endless.
Personalized attention is maximized in the classroom; OCU has an 11:1 student to faculty ration and averages 17 students in lower division classes and 13 students in upper division classes. All classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and 78% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.
Learning outside of the classroom is just as important for OCU students as learning inside the classroom. OCU prides itself on service-learning opportunities. Eligible students can apply to participate in the University Honors Program, OCULeads, study abroad programs, and many more. Similarly, OCU offers more than 80 student-led campus organizations, including seven national fraternities and sororities. If that is not enough, OCU offers stellar NAIA athletics for men and women. Whether your student is an athlete or a fan, it is always a blast to cheer on the Stars as they compete for the next NAIA championship. (56 and counting!)
Finally, OCU offers exceptional financial support. More than 90% of students receive academic, merit, performance or need-based financial aid. This amounts to more than $34 million awarded annually. With all OCU has to offer, it is easy to see our students and families alike consider OCU to be a great value.
If your student has not yet applied, the application is available online and we are a Common App school. OCU offers rolling admissions, but in order to be considered for the full range of scholarships, students need to be admitted by March 2, 2015. In addition to the online application, your student must submit an application essay, official high school transcripts, official SAT and/or ACT scores, a high school counselor letter of recommendation and a $55 application fee. Once the completed application is received, your student's admissions counselor will review and make a decision. The Office of Admissions will begin announcing admission decisions October 1, 2014.
It is an exciting time in your student's life as they embark on their journey toward selecting a university. OCU looks forward to supporting your family throughout this journey. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 405-208-5050, so we can help you get started.