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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 well-known small-town charm, friendly campus, and family-oriented atmosphere, OSU welcomes students from every background to campus. 

As a public research university, OSU values and cares about people. This is especially recognizable in OSU’s ranking as one of America’s Best College Buys in U.S. News & World Report and being named one of the best higher educational institutions in the western US by The Princeton Review.
You will experience all of these
benefits of OSU firsthand when you become part of the Cowboy family. 

Discover your passion at OSU
Life at OSU is all about options. With six different colleges and more than 200 degree programs, OSU can help you discover your passion. From agriculture to engineering to business, there is 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.

Founded on the land-grant mission of education, research, and outreach, OSU makes research a priority for faculty and students. The Freshman Research Scholars Program—a program offered only at select campuses around the US—allows undergraduate students, as early as their freshman year, to work and perform research alongside faculty members. 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. Sixteen 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 also help you further your education beyond an undergraduate degree through advising for Pre-health, Pre-veterinary, and Pre-law 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 medical allopathic and osteopathic schools in the US.

Finding a career path and a successful job after graduation can be challenging. But OSU’s Career Services can help you stay on track and develop critical job-hunting skills. Through Career Services you can practice your interview techniques, learn how to polish a résumé, and write a cover letter. The Wall Street Journal even ranked OSU one of the nation’s top schools for preparing graduates for success.

At OSU you will have opportunities to network with working professionals through various events centering on career development. OSU Career Services also holds several career fairs on campus, which can help you land that perfect position even before graduation.

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 with similar interests. 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 several other areas.

Students can participate in many activities around Stillwater, including walking or kayaking at scenic Boomer Lake, catching a movie with friends, and visiting unique local shops and eateries.

Next steps 
Take a look at OSU through the eyes of a student with a virtual tour at admissions.okstate.edu/visit.

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Visit admissions.okstate.edu/apply to get started on your application now.




Stillwater, Oklahoma, is the home of Oklahoma State University and offers a friendly atmosphere to students. Stillwater is the perfect mix of small-town charm and big-city features and is only an hour from Oklahoma City and Tulsa. With direct daily flights from Stillwaterto Dallas/Fort Worth, students can easily travel to over 200 destinations, including Europe, Asia, and Latin America.


Type of SCHOOL: Public, land-grant, research university, residential four-year college granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees

Size of Campus:
More than 840 acres of central campus

Number of Students:
25,806 between the Stillwater and Tulsa Campuses (21,046 undergraduates and 4,760 graduate or professional school students)

Number of Faculty:
1,312 total faculty members, with 86% of instructors employed full time

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
More than 200 undergraduate degree options available in six academic colleges (Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Spears School of Business; Engineering, Architecture, and Technology; Human Sciences; Education); see admissions.okstate.edu/academics/majors for a complete list of options.

Geographic Diversity:
The OSU student population represents all 50 states and 120+ countries.

International Student Services:
Undergraduate admissions counselors are available at admissions.okstate.edu. International Students and Scholars assists with culture exchange and
enrichment at Oklahoma State University and the Stillwater community.

International Student Budget:
Tuition and Fees (30-hour estimate)$23,650
Room and Board$8,840
Books and Supplies$1,260
Personal Expenses$3,382
Health Insurance$1,368

Financial Aid:
OSU offers merit-based scholarship opportunities for international students. The application for admission also serves as the application for scholarships. 

Test Score Requirements:
English-language proficiency exams or TOEFL score: TOEFL (61 iBT, 500 PBT) or IELTS (5.5) or 1160 SAT-R or 24 ACT

Application Deadlines and Fees: For fall 2017: June 1 for applicants not currently in the US and July 1 for applicants who
are currently in the US attending another US institution. The application fee is $90 and non-refundable.