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Oklahoma State University

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Oklahoma State University, also known as Oklahoma State, OKState or OSU, is a top-tier land-grant university situated in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, the university is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, including international students from more than 100 countries across the globe.

Located an hour away from the state's biggest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the university is also just four hours away from the exciting city of Dallas in Texas. Students can reach Stillwater Regional Airport from campus in only six minutes to catch flights and connect with hundreds of destinations around the world.

With an official university color of ‘America's Brightest Orange', everyone involved with OSU is committed to creating an exceptional educational, residential and social experience for all who study there. There are over 200 majors to choose from, allowing students to discover and enjoy the subject areas which interest them most.

The university has a wide global alumni network, and more than USD 320 million is given every year in scholarships and financial support, both of which international students are encouraged to take full advantage of.

OSU is proud to be recognized as a leading institution for diversity and inclusion. For the ninth time, it was awarded a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and 2020 Diversity Champion award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine in 2020. The magazine is a prestigious higher education publication and the award celebrates institutions dedicated to creating and maintaining educational spaces which are exceptionally inclusive.

Both the university and the city of Stillwater are known for being safe, friendly, and affordable places to live, and OSU strives to make all students from anywhere around the world feel welcome in the dynamic student body.

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What's new

What's new

OSU is proud to be recognized as a leading institution for diversity and inclusion. For the seventh time, it was awarded a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and 2018 Diversity Champion award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine in 2018. The magazine is a prestigious higher education publication and the award celebrates institutions dedicated to creating and maintaining educational spaces which are exceptionally inclusive.

The OSU campus has seen a construction boom in recent years with new state-of-the-art educational buildings for several academic colleges. Currently under construction is the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music, which will feature a range of music laboratories and teaching studios, all outfitted with top technology. The new music school sits alongside the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, which includes a world-class concert hall and will allow students to learn and perform side-by-side with renowned artists from across the globe.

The historic $50 million gift from the Ferguson Family Foundation created a $25 million endowment for the Ferguson College of Agriculture's operations and designated $25 million to begin the New Frontiers campaign. New Frontiers is a capital campaign to raise funds for new, state-of-the-art teaching, research, and Extension facility for OSU Agriculture. Construction on the building is expected to begin in the spring of 2021 and completion is expected in the fall of 2023.

In 2018, the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology unveiled its Endeavor Lab featuring 23 interdisciplinary engineering science and project laboratories, millions of dollars' worth of cutting-edge instruments, and a hands-on learning experience not available anywhere else. The Spears School of Business moved into its new home, a magnificent crescent-shaped building full of collaborative spaces that replicate modern corporate facilities, including real-time tracking of the stock exchange.

The College of Education and Human Sciences added a new wing to its building in 2016 to enhance learning opportunities for students studying fashion and interior design. The space features both full-service and quick-service restaurant teaching labs, a beverage education center, a sewn products lab, and virtual and augmented reality laboratories.

Check out the recently released virtual campus tour to see the incredible resources and facilities available to the students. Also, the students can look at the Edmon Low Library, the most comprehensive Student Union in the nation, the brand new Business Building, Endeavor engineering building, the state-of-the-art McKnight Center for the Performing Arts and many others.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Students at OSU can be assured of an educational experience from nationally recognized colleges. The university ranks within the Top 80 Business Programs (U.S. News & World Report) and the Top 50 Best Value Undergraduate Engineering Program Best Value Schools lists. The national ranking and review site, Niche, ranks OSU as having the 11th (of 98) best college for agricultural sciences, the 26th (of 129) best college for information technology and the 41st (of 1,402) best college for athletics, in America.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1, staff at OSU are devoted to supplying students with a rich education that spans not only their areas of interest but beyond, so that they are well equipped for the diverse professional world. Students are shown how to hone their analysis, communication, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills, and are provided with sufficient and invaluable practical experience no matter what program they are studying. Faculty members are industry leaders and passionate about their subject areas, offering varied perspectives with the drive to help students achieve their personal and professional dreams.

OSU provides a variety of hands-on research opportunities, so students can explore their interests, gain experience and develop skills that give them an advantage for graduate school or career. Students can start conducting research as early as the first year.

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Department structure

Department structure

Students have over 200 study options for majors from five academic colleges:

Ferguson College of Agriculture

The Ferguson College of Agriculture offers a wide array of impressive programs. Students and faculty of the department have won awards nationally and internationally due to excellent academic performance, community work and partnerships.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is OSU's biggest and most diverse college. With study abroad and internship opportunities, the college prepares students for both further study and the professional world.

College of Education and Human Sciences

College of Education and Human Sciences is home to nearly 4,000 students in 35 undergraduate and 64 graduate nationally recognized degree programs. Our robust research portfolio includes human development across the lifespan, K-12 and STEM education, nutrition and disease prevention, learning and technology, human environments and pilots and aerospace safety.

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

The biggest of its kind in the state, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology is nationally recognized for its academic programs. Its cutting-edge facilities include the brand new Endeavor Lab where students learn to practice and apply theory.

Spears School of Business

Students of the Spears School of Business are given a tailored education for professional success. The new Business Building features a stock trading floor complete with an electronic ticker displaying the day's market trends.

Honors College

For eligible students, The Honors College offers a varied way of learning, where smaller classes are led by the most esteemed faculty. The Honors College was recently awarded five out of five stars from Inside Honors 2018-2019.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

International students must meet the English requirements to study at OSU. They will need a TOEFL score of iBT: 61+ or IELTS score of 5.5+ or equivalent. Students are also required to have a high school GPA of 3.0+, based on a 4.0 scale. For a successful application to study at OSU, all new international students must submit the correct documents to the university. The required documents are as follows:

  • Completed online application
  • Copy of the identification page in your passport
  • English proficiency test scores – iBT TOEFL 61+ or IELTS 5.5+
  • Official high school transcripts (average GPA 3.0 and above)
  • College transcript from any institution attended (if the student has earned college-level credit)
  • Financial guarantee document

All transcripts have to be in the original language and also translated into English.

Students must pay the USD 90 application fee before they can be admitted to study at OSU.

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OSU is dedicated to supplying the best experience for its students, and therefore provides many services to ensure that each student is looked after. Facilities offer services such as physical and mental health and wellbeing, accessibility services, multicultural affairs, library and campus safety. The Career Services team is on hand to assist students with their professional aspirations, providing one-on-one sessions, career fairs, interview training, and much more.

There are accommodation options to suit all students at OSU. This includes suites, apartments and community-style living-learning accommodation where students are placed with others who have the same interests or are studying the same subject. Freshmen are required to live in residence halls and tend to perform better academically than those who live off-campus. Freshmen must also purchase a meal plan, choosing from several available options. There are 30 different campus dining spots where the meal plan can be used.

OSU offers more than 500 diverse clubs and organizations on campus which everyone can get involved in. With something to suit all interests, students can choose to spend their spare time participating in activities from arts to fitness, and education to culture.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

International students at OSU can expect to pay approximately USD 44,000 per year in direct expenses, such as tuition fees, accommodation, academic supplies and health insurance. This will vary depending on the student and year of entry.

There are lots of funding opportunities and support available to help students who require it. Upon successful admission to the university, each student will automatically be eligible for a number of scholarships. The International Achievement Freshman Scholarship and International Transfer Achievement Scholarship are based on English language test scores, SAT scores and GPA scores, and award a partial tuition waiver.

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is based on whether a parent or grandparent graduated from OSU and also awards a partial tuition waiver. Students are required to submit a form to be eligible for this scholarship.

There are also competitive academic scholarships offered. Awards and requirements are unique to each academic college, and are largely based on academic test results, community engagement, essay responses, interviews and auditions.

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At Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Stillwater Oklahoma Stillwater
Tulsa Oklahoma 700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Founded on Christmas Day in 1890 under the Morrill Act as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Oklahoma State University has grown through its traditions and culture to become one of America?s premier land-grant universities. Through its five academic colleges, plus a veterinary school and an osteopathic medical school, the university offers more than 200 undergraduate, 75 masters and 45 doctoral level programs.

Research has been one of the three essential components of the OSU mission since the University?s inception. OSU?s faculty and students are engaged in research across the full spectrum of human endeavor and inquiry, including areas of state and national priority. In addition to disciplinary research in virtually all academic units on campus, OSU is strong in several areas of interdisciplinary research. Researchers in the food-energy-water nexus span agricultural innovation, nutrition, engineering, toxicology, geosciences, economics and the social/behavioral sciences.

As a comprehensive land-grant institution, OSU offers many distinct advantages, nearly 4 million volumes in the library?s collection, modern research laboratories and equipment, excellent physical education, recreation and student union facilities, more than 500 student organizations, nationally recognized residence hall programs, outstanding cultural and athletic events, and 45 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities that provide a stimulating educational and social environment.

Located in northeast Oklahoma, Stillwater is just 60 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Southern Living ranked Stillwater sixth on its list for The South's Friendliest Cities 2018, and OSU sits at the heart of it all.
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