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We are excited you and your student are considering Oklahoma City University! As a parent or family member, you play an important role in your student's journey to college and we want to help you every step of the way. Explore the resources below and learn more about what makes OCU such an incredible investment in your student's future.

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Oklahoma City University is...

An investment in your student's future.

At Oklahoma City University, we know what a big decision it is to decide where your student will spend their next four years. We want to show you why OCU is worth the investment.

90% of our students receive financial aid

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An affordable education

Ninety percent of our students receive financial Aid. We believe our more than $34 million in academic merit- and talent-based scholarships make an OCU education affordable. After completing the FAFSA process, you will receive an official award letter in the mail. Allow us to walk you through the award letter with a Financial Aid Interview--your financial aid package is just the first step in the process.

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Tight-knit community, far-reaching opportunity

OCU can offer your student experiences they have only dreamed about. Our campus culture encourages deep engagement at all levels to allow students to rise to high expectations. With our small and highly competitive student body, location in the heart of Oklahoma City, and close association with corporate and civic leaders, OCU students have substantial access to big-league opportunities.

OCU's campus life has a lot to offer

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Countless ways for your student to get involved

  • Our First-Year Experience program program fosters important connections with students, faculty, and staff.
  • With more than 90 student organizations, OCU has something for everyone.
  • OCU's Greek community is an important and dynamic part of the university experience. The four fraternities (Kappa Sigma, Lamda Chi Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha) and five sororities (Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Phi MU) at OCU represent 32% of the student population.
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Your student’s wellness and success is our priority.

At OCU, we are a family and we take care of each other. Our campus community is tight-knit, accepting, and caring. We put our students in the position to succeed by making sure they have all of the resources they could need right at their fingertips.

  • OCU offers services to students to promote healthy lifestyles, these resources include: the Campus Health Center, the Aduddell Fitness Center and Freede Wellness Center, intramural sports and recreation, and four to five free counseling sessions per semester from University Counseling.
  • The OCU Police Department is devoted to providing our campus community with emergency and non-emergency services. OCU Police safety escorts are available 24 hours a day, year-round.
  • Good friends and good food are always on the menu at OCU Dining.
  • Campus Disability Services is dedicated to providing for the needs of enrolled students who have disabilities.
  • Our Learning Enhancement Center offers a variety of services at no cost to students. These services include one-on-one tutoring, guided revisions and critiquing for papers, and computer and internet access.
  • Multicultural organizations and activities celebrate diversity among OCU’s student population. Collaboration and inclusion are cultivated through supporting organizations that represent diverse students of ethnic and cultural groups. Student-led campus activities also educate their fellow students on important issues and perspectives about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, disability, class, and age. OCU promotes understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and fosters positive human relations for all students, faculty, and staff.

On our campus, there is always something to do

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You are part of the OCU family as well

Parents and families play an important role in our campus community and are always welcome and encouraged to attend campus productions and events. Learn more about your opportunities to engage.

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