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Study in Oklahoma City

All the information you need about studying in Oklahoma City as an international student.

Why study in Oklahoma City?

Oklahoma City (OKC) is the largest city and capital of Oklahoma, US. It’s one of the largest cities by land area in the US and offers plenty of amenities, including shops, museums, restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, sports teams, and a vibrant nightlife.

OKC is famous for its cowboy culture, where rodeo is a pastime. The city is surrounded by working oil wells, but in OKC there are numerous parks and gardens students can enjoy.

The city is located in the center of Oklahoma, and has good transport links by road and rail to the rest of the state and the wider US. There’s also an international airport in the city, making it easy to visit other cities or travel home.

Universities in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is home to several universities and other higher-education institutions. You can choose from a range of four-year universities, two-year community colleges, and private institutions.

What to study in Oklahoma City

OKC offers a fantastic range of programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It’s possible to study almost any subject you can think of, but some of the city’s most popular majors include business, nursing, marketing, and social science.

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How to study in Oklahoma City

As a basic rule, you must have completed your secondary school education to take advantage of OKC’s higher-education opportunities. You’ll then need to meet the specific entry requirements for the program and institution you’re interested in.

If you’re not a native English speaker, you might need to take an IELTS or TOEFL language test before being offered a place. Each university sets its own pass and fail thresholds, so make sure you familiarize yourself with these first.

After receiving confirmation of your enrollment, you can begin applying for a US student visa. The process can take up to three months, so make sure you leave enough time.

Cost to study in Oklahoma City

Bachelor’s programs in OKC usually cost between $28,000 and $32,000 per year for international students, but this largely depends on where and what you study. Graduate programs are generally priced at around $13,000 per year.

Students in OKC typically spend between $9,000 and $10,000 each year on private housing, but costs can be lower if you rent on-campus. It’s sensible to budget another $4,000 or so for other living expenses throughout the year, like food, academic supplies, and transport.

Key facts of Oklahoma City

  • 82/37°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 989,000 Population
  • 15 Universities
  • USA Country