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Location | Stillwater
Population | 50,183
Enrollment | 26,008
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/13
Spring | 01/13-05/9

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

Home to over 500 student organizations and 11 Living Learning Communities
In the top 100 universities globally addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals
Named the most beautiful campus in the Big 12 Conference and the region

About This Campus

Oklahoma State University is known for its friendly atmosphere and award-winning learning/living environment. OSU is branded as "America’s Healthiest Campus" and is home to the Colvin Center, one of the nation's best facilities for sport, recreation, and fitness. Of special note, is Pete’s Pet Posse, a group of trained therapy dogs who come to campus daily to interact with students. Native American culture abounds in Oklahoma, home to over 35 tribes, with OSU graduating the highest percentage of Native American students in the US. An advanced technology Business Building opened in 2018 and a state-of-the-art undergrad Endeavor laboratory in Engineering are unique in the nation for enhancing student learning. The Greenwood School of Music's new building opened in 2021 and world-renowned performing arts are featured at the McKnight Center. The New Frontiers Agricultural Hall will open in Fall 24. Athletics are a large aspect of campus life and OSU has a 100+ yrs. Homecomi

Location Information

Southern Living Magazine ranked Stillwater, OK sixth on its list for “The South’s Friendliest Cities 2018,” and OSU sits at the heart of it all. Stillwater, equidistant from Oklahoma City to the south and to Tulsa to the east, is a classic college town with a vibrant campus environment. Surrounded by small lakes and outdoor recreation spaces, the city offers a truly All-American college experience.

Helpful Information

It is useful to have a car in Stillwater, although limited bus service is available and most social and cultural activities occur on or near campus. With record growth at OSU, enrolling in classes is sometimes challenging as classes may be full or restricted by prerequisites. The Center for Global Learning Office tries to help in these cases, but enrollment may not be completed until students are on campus for the start of the semester. OSU offers no enrollment guarantees.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Waitlist
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


Agriculture Communications requires departmental approval before students will be accepted for placement. Contact Coordinator prior to conference for steps to petition for Ag Comm approval. Education, Clinical Psychology, Strategic Communication, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and some upper division engineering programs have very limited access so flexibility of class selection and enrollment is required. Areas that require studio work such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Art, and Music programs have limitations and require portfolio reviews or auditions prior to placement, when possible, and required prior to admission. Limited access to Accounting or Computer Sciences classes, however students have unlimited access to MSIS (Management Science & Info Systems) classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Agricultural Economics - This program has a strong international component enhancing the overall student learning experience.
  • Animal Sciences - Very popular with incoming NSE exchange students and well suited for students planning to continue to Veterinary School for a professional degree. Department of ANSI has distinguished programs in teaching, research and extension.
  • Aviation Studies - Brand-new 11,600 sq ft OSU Flight Center with state-of-the-art simulator technology, on-site group instruction and more.
  • Music Performance - New Michael & Anne Greenwood School of Music provides a professional environment that stimulates the highest standards of excellence in music education, research, performance, creativity, and service.
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management - Historically strong program with a research hotel on campus as well as state-of-the-art learning labs, including a quantity food kitchen, fine dining lab restaurant, beverage education center, quick-service restaurant lab & demonstration classroom.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Fire Science - This program attracts students from around the world interested in Fire Safety and Protection. OSU is the largest publisher of fire safety manuals.
  • Entrepreneurship - This program is top in the nation with unique internship and business incubation opportunities.
  • Leadership Studies - This extracurricular program focuses on ethical leadership and offers a very popular study abroad course each summer that is open to NSE students.
  • Global Studies - This relatively new program is designed to prepare students for careers in global service and leadership.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, African Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/02/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $6960.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $300 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $135 Semester Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Fee details can be found on the Bursar Office website. https://bursar.okstate.edu/tuition_fees/index.html

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/02/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus: 3 blocks
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Inbound international NSE students must live in IBA Hall (Global Scholars Living Learning Program) if they live on campus. Domestic NSE students may live off or on campus. They can also choose to live in IBA Hall as part of the Global Scholars LLP. All Freshmen Inbound NSE students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1260 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Inbound international NSE students must pick a meal plan when they are enrolling, however, the meal plan can be cancelled once they arrive on campus. All Freshmen Inbound NSE students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/02/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2178 Semester Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Insurance is not required for US citizens but is required for students coming from Canada. Cost is slightly higher for the spring term as it also includes coverage for the summer.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,109 per semester.


Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
The community is served by free, fully accessible bus service on weekdays only but alternative ride programs are also available.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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