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Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73106 U.S.A.

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Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma

A comprehensive university where emphasis is placed on individual student success.

U.S. News and World Report recently recognized Oklahoma City University.

A Fine National Reputation: Founded in 1904, Oklahoma City University is a private, residential, United Methodist University with a liberal arts core curriculum. Oklahoma City University is ranked in the company of elite colleges and universities across the United States:

  • Consistently ranked at the top of its category by U.S. News and World Report
  • Named one of the best schools in the Western United States by The Princeton Review
  • Listed in both America's 100 Best College Buys and America's Best Christian Colleges

Quality, Individualized Instruction and Support: OKCU is a comprehensive university where emphasis is placed on individual student success. At OKCU, you're a name, and not a number. No matter what country you call home, you will find a warm and welcoming environment for international students at Oklahoma City University. Currently, undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries are pursuing their academic goals at Oklahoma City University.

Students are treated as individuals, and are helped to excel in academics, athletics, internships, art, music, campus life -- in any and every area that interests them. Personalized instruction in a small classroom setting is possible at OKCU because of the low student-to-faculty ratio. Students interact one-on-one with highly qualified professors. Graduate assistants do not instruct in the classroom at any level.

Outstanding Facilities and Technology: The University continues to focus on the physical campus to provide the most up-to-date, accessible facilities. Computer access is plentiful and convenient at OKCU. Residence halls are equipped with Internet access, and on-campus computer labs are available for student use. The comprehensive Freede Wellness and Activity Center is a vital facility for athletic programs, student activities, and university events.

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Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma

Academic Life: There are more than 60 outstanding undergraduate academic programs. Students receive a solid liberal arts foundation and specialized training in their field of interest, and they will have many opportunities to apply their knowledge in professional settings at companies throughout the Oklahoma City area.

Petree College of Arts and Sciences:

  • The Master of Arts in TESOL program emphasizes both students' academic knowledge and improving their own linguistic skills.
  • The computer science major affords graduates opportunities to develop excellent programming skills and extensive hands-on experience with computer systems.
  • The Mass Communications department finished top five in their region in a recent American Advertising Federation competition.
  • KOCU-TV broadcasts two student programs each week. The department has placed more than 80 percent of graduates in jobs related to their undergraduate majors.
  • The Biology Department consistently places more than 90 percent of their pre-med students in medical school.

Meinders School of Business:

  • OKCU provides a global emphasis in all undergraduate and graduate business programs.
  • OKCU has more than 7,000 MBA graduates, many of whom are currently working in top management positions in corporations around the world.
  • OKCU pioneered international education in China in 1987 by creating the first and longest-running American / Chinese MBA
  • OKCU classes are currently offered in the Republic of Singapore; Vancouver, Canada; and the People's Republic of China.
  • OKCU offers an intensive One Year MBA program, saving students time and money.
  • More than 90 percent of the faculty hold doctoral degrees, and have experience in teaching, research, consulting outside the U.S.
  • The Meinders School of Business is a state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot facility.

Wanda Bass School of Music and Performing Arts:

  • Internationally-recognized for producing outstanding performers, conductors, educators, and composers.
  • OKCU offers world class music facilities with the opening of the 113,000 square foot Bass Music Center.
  • The Bass School of Music is an All Steinway school, offering only Steinway pianos in all performance halls, studios, rehearsal suites, and practice rooms.
  • OKCU is an Apple Digital Campus. The Bass School of Music has implemented bleeding-edge technology in the teaching of music.

Kramer School of Nursing:

  • The NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) pass rate of 98 percent on the first attempt by graduates far exceeds the national average.
  • The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares students to provide nursing care to address the existing and emerging health care demands of the total patient community.
  • The RN-to-BSN track is an adult education program for Registered Nurses seeking to finish a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, through nursing classes that meet just one-half day a week.
  • The Bachelor's-to-BSN program is a fast track to the BSN designed for people who already have bachelor's degrees in other fields, who want to change careers to nursing as quickly as possible, and prepare for Registered Nurse licensure.
  • The School also features two masters level programs: One with an emphasis on Nursing Education, and another with an emphasis on Nursing Administration. The School also offers the state's only MSN / MBA option.

Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management

  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program is one of the premier preparatory dance programs in the U.S.
  • OKCU offers the only Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree focusing on jazz and tap dancing.
  • The OKCU American Spirit Dance Company has toured extensively in the U.S. and Asia to great acclaim.

The Wimberly School of Religion and Graduate Theological Center

  • This school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in religion.
  • Degrees prepare persons for service in the church, and provide thorough academic work.

School of Law

  • The Law School at Oklahoma City University emphasizes core values of academic excellence, personal attention, professional ethics, service, practical skills, and diversity.
  • The School offers a JD and joint JD / MBA program.
  • Certificates are available in Business Law, Public Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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ELS Language Center, an internationally-known language school, is America's leading provider of English language instruction. One of the centers is located on the OKCU campus. ELS offers one-month long English instruction in twelve different levels. Students may fulfill the University's English requirement by completing level 109 at ELS. The MBA requires level 110. Students who are in levels 107, 108 or 109 may enroll concurrently at OKCU.

In addition to classes in grammar, conversation, reading, writing and listening skills, ELS offers advanced students classes in drama, debate, TOEFL preparation, American culture, test taking, computers, pronunciation and advanced conversation. Field trips and activities are also arranged for students. Students may live in University housing, ELS dorms, in homestays or in private apartments.

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Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University Admissions Requirements: The equivalent of a 2.0 high school grade point average is required for admission into Oklahoma City University's undergraduate programs, and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA for most graduate programs. A TOEFL score of 500 is required for most programs. GMAT is required for admission to the MBA program.

Once we have received all of your application materials, the evaluation process requires one to two weeks. Please allow time for mailing. A complete application for admission consists of the following:

  • A completed application form with a passport-sized photograph.
  • Originals or certified copies of all academic records (the term certified copies refers to records issued by your previous school(s) with an official seal or stamp on the document. The records should not be copies issued to a student).
  • Students applying to the School of Music must also submit an audition tape.
  • Statement of financial support.
  • Original document showing a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or better (paper-based), 173 or better (computer-based). Some programs require higher scores. Students (whose native language is not English) may also show intent to study at ELS, a nearby English language training facility. The GMAT will not be accepted as a substitute for the TOEFL.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (for graduate applicants only).
  • A non-refundable application fee of US $70.00 made payable to Oklahoma City University.

Applying for a Visa: Once you've been accepted at Oklahoma City University, you will receive an admission letter and I-20 document. Follow the instructions to pay the SEVIS fee: Take the appropriate documents, along with your statement of financial support, to the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate to apply for an F-1 student visa.

Cost of Attendance and International Student Scholarship Opportunities: Oklahoma City University offers numerous undergraduate and graduate scholarships for international students. At OKCU, your application for admission is also your application for scholarships. When completing your application for admission, indicate the types of scholarships for which you would like to be considered. Please note that international students are not eligible to apply for state or federal financial aid in the United States. Oklahoma City University does not offer grants or loans to international students.

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City: A Great University in a Great City

Oklahoma City University's 68-acre campus is located in the heart of one of America's most dynamic cities. With a population nearing one million, Oklahoma City provides recreational, performance, internship and professional opportunities. An abundance of activities, including cultural events, sports, and festivals, are available throughout the year. The city's moderate climate and central location in the U.S. make it an ideal place to live and study. Students are just minutes away from a wide range of social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.

Spirited Student Life: The college experience includes more than just taking classes. Outside the classroom, OKCU students have more than 60 social, religious, athletic and cultural organizations and activities from which to choose. The size of the student body means more opportunities to advance leadership skills and be actively involved. Students can be proud of The University's tradition of athletic excellence as well: OKCU's athletic teams have won more than 20 NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) national championships since 1986.

Campus Services: The International Admissions Office and the Student Life Office coordinate services in orientation, airport pick-up, and activities. The campus also provides the following services:

  • Student Health Center
  • Learning Center
  • English tutoring
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Career Placement Office
  • Housing Office
  • Student organizations and activities

With 1,800 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, 60 clubs and organizations, and strong athletic programs, there's plenty to do. Students can look forward to being part of Oklahoma City University's close-knit, supportive community!

To learn more, review our International Admissions page or review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly about how to proceed with our admissions process. We look forward to welcoming you to the OKCU community.