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Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University

Check whether Oklahoma City University is right for you as an international student.

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Oklahoma City, USA
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Studying abroad at Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University (OCU) is a private liberal arts and sciences university located in the state’s capital, Oklahoma City. The University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide range of degrees and programs in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. It offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate degrees.

The University campus is located in the heart of Oklahoma City, in the vibrant Uptown 23rd District. There are a number of on-campus living options available including dormitories, apartments and fraternity housing.

OCU offers more than 60 student groups and organizations, including six national fraternities and sororities. The Universities sports teams are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).

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Why study at Oklahoma City University?

  • Staff student ratio

    A 11:1 student to teacher ratio ensures students’ learning is personalized

  • Highly ranked

    Consistently ranked as a top-tier, master's-level university by U.S. News & World Report

Life as an international student

The International Admissions and Residence Life departments offer a range of services designed to help you settle in to life at OCU. These include airport pickup services and orientation.

There is also Stars Week, which is a week-long celebration to introduce new students to the OCU experience. All new undergraduate students participate in both mandatory and optional events that help create connections to the campus community.

Residence halls at Oklahoma City University are a short walk from classes, events, campus resources and the cafeteria. You can also join OCU’s International Students Association, which aims to celebrate students from around the world that have joined the campus community.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 91
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 5
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Oklahoma City University programs

Fees and funding

Oklahoma City University does all they can to help you cover your costs. They are all about helping both undergraduate and graduate students become who they want to be.

Oklahoma City University awards more than $34 million annually in academic merit scholarships or performance scholarships; awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Oklahoma City University works hard to put together a financial aid package that meets your needs. More than 90 percent of students are awarded financial aid.

Only Undergraduate scholarships - Merit Based Scholarships

  • GPA 3.75 - 4.0 - $4,000 / year
  • GPA 3.5 - 3.74 - $3,000 / year
  • GPA 3.25 - 3.49 - $2,000 / year
  • GPA 3.0 - 3.24 - $1,000 / year

TOEFL/IELTS Scholarships

  • 110+ / 8.0+ - $6,000 / year
  • 100-109 / 7.5 - $5,000 / year
  • 90-99 / 7.0 - $4,000 / year
  • 85-89 0 6.5 - $3,000 / year
  • 79-84 / 6.0 - $2,000 / year


Oklahoma City University

2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106, USA

Home to more than 1.2 million Oklahomans and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, Oklahoma City offers an abundance of the arts, quality healthcare, excellence in education, and more.

  • From Dallas, Texas
    3 hour drive
  • From OKC Airport
    15 minutes

Visa requirements for Oklahoma City University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements