Your home away from home
It doesn’t matter how far you have to travel to get to Stillwater—Oklahoma State University will always feel like home. With its small-town charm, friendly campus, and family-oriented atmosphere, OSU welcomes students from every background. As a public research university, OSU cares about people. This is especially recognizable in OSU’s ranking as one of “Top 95 Public Schools” in U.S. News & World Report and being named one of the best higher educational institutions in the western United States by The Princeton Review. You will experience all these benefits firsthand at OSU when you join the Cowboy family.
Discover your passion at OSU
With five different colleges and 250+ degree options, OSU can help you discover your passion. From Agriculture to Engineering to Business, there’s an option for every interest. If you want to challenge yourself with a rigorous academic program, the Honors College offers smaller discussion-based classes with other intellectually driven students.
OSU was founded on the land-grant mission of education, research, and outreach. Research is a priority for faculty and students. The Freshman Research Scholars Program—a program offered only at select campuses around the US—allows undergraduate students to perform research alongside faculty members as early as their freshman year. OSU students can create and monitor research projects, gain hands-on experience, and grow academically to become competitive for post-graduation careers.
The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research also serves as a great resource to students interested in enriching their college experience. This office helps students apply for several national academic and leadership awards. Seventeen OSU students have been named Truman Scholars, demonstrating how OSU helps students reach their goals and encourages them to work in public service.
What about after graduation?
OSU can help you further your education beyond an undergraduate degree through advising for Pre-health, Pre-law, and Pre-veterinary programs. OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences tops national rankings in value for the cost of an education in Veterinary Medicine. The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has been consistently ranked among the best allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in the United States.
The Wall Street Journal ranked OSU one of the nation’s top schools for preparing graduates for success. Finding a career path and a successful job after graduation can be challenging, but OSU’s Career Services can help you develop critical job-hunting skills. At OSU, you will have opportunities to network with professionals through various career development events centering. OSU Career Services holds several career fairs on campus that can help you land that perfect position even before graduation. An OSU degree allows you to network and connect with thousands of OSU alumni worldwide as you launch your career.
Join the Cowboy family
OSU offers more than 500 different campus organizations for you to become involved in. Through these organizations, you can learn leadership skills, volunteer in the community, and connect with other students. The International Student Organization serves as an umbrella organization for clubs that represent different cultures from around the world.
There is also a tight-knit community in Stillwater that revolves around the University. The Office of International Students and Scholars offers a variety of different programs and services to help international students adjust to life on campus, including a host family program. This office assists students with employment, travel requirements, and transitioning to life at OSU and in the US. Students can participate in activities around Stillwater, including walking or kayaking at scenic Boomer Lake, catching a movie with friends, and visiting unique local shops and eateries.
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