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Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK



  1. Home to over 500 student organizations and 13 Living Learning Communities
  2. "America's Healthiest Campus" with a newly renovated fitness center
  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 ranked number 10 on MSN’s The Best Schools of 2017 and with an extensive wellness program is branded as America’s Healthiest Campus. 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 campus 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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Stillwater
Population | 50,299
Enrollment | 22,660
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/10
Spring | 01/10-05/06

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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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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 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
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American Sign Language
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Data Processing
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Education Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • Hispanic-American/Puerto Rican/Chicano/Latino Studies
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Agriculture
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Military Sciences
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Piano
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Teacher Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Water Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology


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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
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

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/10/21

  • 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: $6640.
  • 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 - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003170

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their 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 08/10/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 45% living on campus
  • Double: $3260
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
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 08/10/21

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


  • Health records due by: 4th week of classes
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Meningococcal

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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