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Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

Oklahoma State University


  1. Home to over 500 student organizations and 13 Living Learning Communities
  2. In the top 100 universities globally addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Named the most beautiful campus in the Big 12 Conference and the region

About This Campus

Oklahoma State University is known for its friendly campus atmosphere and award winning learning and living environment. OSU is branded as "America’s Healthiest Campus" and is home to a recently renovated recreation center. Of special note, and very popular with students, is Pete’s Pet Posse, a group of trained therapy dogs who come to campus daily to live among the 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. Athletics are a large aspect of student life on campus and OSU celebrates the 100th Anniversary of "America's Greatest Homecoming" in 2021. All this and more makes OSU an ideal destination for exchange.

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 Study Abroad/NSE 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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
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Fast Facts

Location | Stillwater
Population | 50,183
Enrollment | 22,915
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/16
Spring | 01/17-05/12

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 4%
Asian | 2%
Black | 4%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 8%
Two or more | 9%
White | 66%
Other | 7%
International | 7%
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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, and Art programs have limitations and require portfolio reviews prior to placement, when possible, and required prior to admission.

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.
  • Aviation Studies - OSU recently received an MD80 aircraft from American Airlines as an aviation laboratory.
  • Music Performance - Our trumpet program continues to win international competitions. A new performing center opened in 2019 and the program just received a $25 million donation for program development.
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management - Historically strong program with a research hotel on campus as well as several restaurant labs.

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
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
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 on Home Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/06/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $6960.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
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 $150 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $66 Year Host Optional
Orientation Fee $75 Year Host Mandatory

Important Notes: Fee details can be found on the Bursar Office website.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/06/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 45% living on campus
  • Double: $3420
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1260 declining balance plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/06/22

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 $869 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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