Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes' "Best Christian Colleges" & "100 Best College Buys."
More than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate degrees (including a law degree, MBA and two doctoral programs), and the Adult Studies Program for working adults to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
Service-learning opportunities across the curriculum; University Honors Program; OCULEADS, a scholarship and leadership program; OCU-Doers Taiwan Study Program; Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature; Washington Semester Program; study abroad program; and more!
Seventy-eight percent of our faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. Professors, not graduate assistants, teach all classes.
Student/faculty ratio of 11:1 and class sizes of about 17 for freshmen and 13 for upperclassmen
More than 1,800 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students from 46 states and 43 foreign countries
More than 80 student-led organizations, including seven national fraternities and sororities, our own chapter of Habitat for Humanity, multicultural student associations, student government and more.
The Stars have won 60 national championships, including the 2015 NAIA men's cross country championship, claiming that title for the third consecutive year. OCU student-athletes have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for 13 straight years.
Our 104 park-like acres reside in the heart of Oklahoma City, just minutes from a diverse range of educational, social, cultural and recreational opportunities.
Exceptional Financial Support
More than $34 million awarded annually in academic merit or performance scholarships, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Many other scholarship programs such as the Clara Luper Scholars and the American Indian Scholarship Program offer assistance to our students. More than 90 percent of students receive academic merit, performance or need-based financial aid.
Oklahoma City University embraces the United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service and welcomes all faiths in a culturally rich community that is dedicated to student welfare and success. Men and women pursue academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on students' intellectual, moral and spiritual development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.
Brief History of OCU Oklahoma City University was chartered as Epworth University on September 1, 1904. The first students attended class in one all-purpose building. One hundred and sixteen students enrolled that fall. The original building is still standing and forms part of Epworth United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.
Surviving the storms of financial difficulties, the university moved to Guthrie in the fall of 1911. Classes were conducted in the old Oklahoma Territory capitol building. At this time the name was changed to Methodist University of Oklahoma. In 1922, the name was changed to Oklahoma City College. The college was relocated to its present location in Oklahoma City. The current administration building housed both classrooms and student dormitories. In 1924, the college was renamed Oklahoma City University. Learn more »
Enrollment: More than 2,300 undergraduate students and 1,700 graduate students from 46 states and 49 foreign countries
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average class size for freshmen: 17
Average class size for upperclassmen: 13
Campus: 104 park-like acres in the heart of Oklahoma City
Affiliation: Private United Methodist university established in 1904
Faculty: More than 78 percent of faculty hold highest degrees in their fields; no classes taught by graduate assistants
Involvement: More than 60 student organizations, including six national fraternities and sororities
National Rankings: Consistently ranked as a top-tier, master's-level university by U.S. News & World Report
Financial Aid: More than 90 percent of students receive academic, merit, performance or need-based financial aid
Workplace: Named a "Great College to Work For" by Chronicle of Higher Education
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