About Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Founded in 1890, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Oklahoma, which is a city setting in Oklahoma, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 21,101 full time undergraduate students, and 4,521 full time graduate students.

The Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 1128 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Oklahoma State University-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range970-1200
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at OSU are considered Selective, with ,165% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Oklahoma State University-Main Campus.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
63%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
3%
“We bought the gear”
97%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
31%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
7%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
11%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
63%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
3%
“We bought the gear”
97%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
31%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
7%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
11%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    295 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    214 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    311 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    315 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    314 Students rated class size 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    315 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    315 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    315 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Oklahoma State University-Main Campus?

224 Students rated Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Gabriel - 05/24/2022

I’m a first 2 go student so I am the first in my family to experience college life. My first year was a little rocky trying to figure things out and adjust to college life but over all my professors were there for me and gave me resources to use for my academic success, I believe that everyone at OSU is there to help and encourage students.

Breyonna - 02/22/2022

Its such a nice campus with lots of diversity and activities. Low cost of living and good ROI. Stillwater is a small college town and not that expensive. Also the tuition fee of the program is not very high. This college gives the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge about any subject and helps to shape careers.

James - 01/01/2022

I absolutely love my school. At first I was not really sure about the environment and what college life would be, but joining my fraternity allowed me to join a group that I feel safe around and can go through college life with. Before going to OSU, there wasn't a single person that had a bad review about it, and I will have to say the same. You cannot go wrong with this school.

Ruby-Frances - 11/20/2021

Oklahoma State in the main campus is very well organized. There are many different activities to take part in, and the food on campus is fairly decent, with many options. Most teachers are easily accessible and they always make sure that the students are taken care of. While some things could be better, it is overall a safe and healthy campus.

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Oklahoma State University-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The decision to attend college and complete a degree was journey that can only be understood by those who have experienced it first hand. College not only prepared me academically for the workforce, it also developed my maturity and interpersonal skills. I was constantly challeged intellectually by my professors who were not only instructors, but also motivators. I was able to interact with different personalities, socio-economic backgrounds, and ethnicities which allowed me to understand and relate to these different perspectives and backgrounds. College also gave me experience in fiscal responsiblility to manage limited financial resources. The value of a college education should not be underestimated. The value is not only limted to increased income potential, but also includes obtaining an increased sense of self awareness as well as developing positive social relationships. Attending college has allowed me to achieve financial goals as well as understand that I have a social and ethical responsibility to society. It also has helped me to understand that attending college and attaining a degree is something that should be advised to anyone who has not had the experience.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Students at Oklahoma State are overwhelmingly pleasant. While walking to class, students often share smiles, say hello, or even introduce themselves. Here at OSU you will often find people opening doors for one and other and exibiting excellent manners. Furthermore, the majority of students are involved in clubs or organizations that are often raising awareness or doing projects on campus. During the spring and fall seasons you will find students relaxing on the library lawn reading a book, playing frisbee, tossing a football around, or eating ice cream. The student body at OSU is undeniably incredible.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    nothing here is that bad

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had learned more from my high school education. I didn't go to a very good school, so I missed out on a lot that was later provided to me through my college education.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    We are a tobacco free campus and also one of the healthiest campuses in Oklahoma. Our gym, which is named the Colvin Center, is huge and inviting. We are a very safe campus, security will walk you to your dorm any time from seven to three a.m.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Oklahoma State cares acidemic growth, but more importantly personal growth.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the out-of-state tuition rate.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I believe the best thing about Oklahoma State University is its school unity. Although I am not a big fan of sporting events, I believe it is these events that bring together the student body. The alumni are very devoted to OSU, proving that there is something about this school that embeds a loyalty to its past and previous students.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Pistol Pete

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who want to express themselves in the way they dress may not want to come to this school because a large group of the students here are very judgemental. I have seen groups of girls stare at people and laugh just because that person may not be wearing what they believe to be "cool." This is not always the case but I would not want to see this happen to someone who was not expecting it.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about how I love the campus, some of the skills that I have learned from my former classes (i.e. computer literacy and interpersonal skills). I like the fact that prior to graduating, I was able to meet up with advisors who helped me not only with my resume but with helping me realize what type of career I should pursue.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students from all around the United States and even in some other countries attend OSU, and the best way i can describe the campus is "smart". All the way from the very intellectual professors to the exam acing students, i consider OSU very knowledgeable. So if i could give any advice to future students planning on attending college I would have to say, come prepared. College is definitely not something just to blow off, but it's something to embrace in memories as a place where you meet knew people and aquire a larger view and knowledge of the world.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I don't think they're are many stereotypes at our school except for a few. There are of course the frat students who despite the common perception of partying all the time only represent a few of the entire frat students. Secondly, the athletes of the school who are praised in every way as sports is a pretty important subject over here.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about this school is the diversity and you never know who your going to meet and what their backgrounds are. The Oklahoma State University is a nice size, it's not to big and it's not to small. You can walk from one side of campus to the other in about 12 minutes, I don't think that's bad at all. Every time Oklahoma State University is brought up it's always in a positive manner. I have never heard anyone say any negative remarks about Oklahoma State University. I think this is an aspect that Oklahoma State needs to be proud of. The school pride is not just throughout the students, but it has overflowed in the town of Stillwater. I have never seen a town support their university as much as the people here do. Every Friday during the football season, you will see over half the students wearing the bring color orange in support of the football players and the up coming game. The unique thing about the town of Stillwater is that even if you are not the legal age of 21 there is still activities and places that you can go enjoy yourself and have a good time. An example is that Tumbleweed, this place has concert on a every other week basis and there is a dance floor where you are free to show off the moves you do or don't have.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    I have struggle grade wise a little bit, but overall I have done well.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Sports activites are very popular whether it is from watching the football games on the weekend to joining an intramural team. Along with the Colvin Recreation center where many students are involved. Also, sororities and fraternities are a big hit. They put on a ton events throughout the school year and are very involved. Library Lawn is a popular place throughout the year whether there is an event there or just going out there to play with your dog, playing catch with a friend or having a picnic. The campus is always active. There are even a ton of events that the gym puts on including themed 5k runs, weightlifting clubs, climbing or hiking events. You name it, OSU is most likely doing it.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    I like all the classes within the Animal Science and Agricultural Communication majors because I am passionate about the Agriculture and everything that is included.

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  19. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Stillwater is a college town. That is the way it is. So there is TONS of activities for the college students here. We can go bowling, watch movies, Frisbee or regular golf, and don't even get me started on the restaurants... There are no joke 8 Subways that I know of, 3 Sonics, 2 McDonalds, I have no clue how many pizza places there are here. The other thing you will find is friendly people. Stillwater is becoming a very popular retirement city. So there are tons of nice people moving in to settle down for the rest of there lives. Stillwater outside of OSU is a very pleasant place to be.

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  20. Do you feel like you changed a lot?

    Change is a funny thing. It is hard for the person to notice the change that is taking place in them, at least it is for me. But I know that I have changed. I think everyone will to some extent. You go from living at home with parents, grandparents, or something similar to being more like on your own. It is a very maturing experience.

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  21. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    So, I work for a DJ company. Legit, I know. And with this job comes opportunities some students never have a chance at. From meeting Shaq to being stationed on the floor of Gallagher-Iba at the 2011 memorial service, my coworkers and I have had rare and amazing experiences. But my favorite, happened just yesterday. As a junior at OSU, I feel like I have lived it all: rushing the court at the KU-OSU men's basketball game, being there when we won Bedlam, studying late nights in Willard, being serenaded by a piano at midnight in the Seretean. Yesterday, though, I was in the Upper Club level of Boone Pickens Stadium. The empty stadium stood before me on my left, and on my right - the expanse of campus in its entirety. Let's just say I am blessed with fun, spontaneous coworkers who think dolly cart racing is the bees knees; along with dolly cart surfing and proving the male coworkers us girls can lift heavy equipment on our own - and yes, our ideas are better. So, as I pretended to own all of Boone Pickens Stadium (thanks, Boone), I thought to myself: "I will never forget this moment."

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Student Body

Students

49%

female

51%

male

21,101

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,521

Total Grad Students

32%

Out-Of-State

63%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

34

Fraternities

16

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

28%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
68%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

88% of students attending Oklahoma State University-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 39% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$22,443

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,260

Books and Supplies

$8,840

Room and Board

32,543

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,410
$30 - $48K
$9,546
$48 - $75K
$14,044
$75 - $110K
$18,448
$110K & UP
$20,046

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