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Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK


About This Campus

Oklahoma State University in known for its friendly campus atmosphere, its harmonious architecture, and attractive landscaping. Oklahoma State University’s main campus ranked number 10 on MSN’s The Best Schools of 2017. Stillwater, home to OSU, is a classic college town that boasts one of the major homecoming events in the nation. As a land grant institution, its College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is one of the largest on campus. Native American culture abounds in Oklahoma, home to over 35 tribes. OSU graduates the highest percentage of Native American students in the US. Its Entrepreneurship program is nationally recognized. OSU boasts an active Scholar Development Office and was designated a Truman Honor Institution in 2000 because of the number of Truman scholarships awarded. All student administrative services are consolidated in the newly remodeled Student Union that also houses a hotel and restaurant.

Location Information

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK within a mile or two of the downtown area. Stillwater is equidistant from Oklahoma City to the south on Interstate 35 and to Tulsa to the east on Turnpike 412. Wichita, KS is 2 hours north of Stillwater. Dallas, TX is 4 hours to the south.

Helpful Information

It's useful to have a car in Stillwater, although limited bus service is available. A lot of the social and cultural activities occur on campus, as Stillwater is a small city. With record enrollment at OSU, enrolling in classes is sometimes challenging as classes may be full or restricted by pre-requisites. 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.

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Stillwater
Population | 48,406
Enrollment | 25,254
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/14
Spring | 01/14-05/10

Campus Diversity

White | 66%
Black | 4%
Hispanic/Latino | 7%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 4%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 9%
Other | 8%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
School of Veterinary Medicine, Master's Program in Psychology

Agriculture Communications requires departmental approval before students will be accepted for placement. Contact Coordinator prior to conference. Education, Clinical Psychology, Strategic Communication, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and some upper division engineering programs have very limited access. 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 is being built 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.
  • Coaching - A new Coaching Science Major and Minor provide students innovative coaching courses as part of their academic program.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies, Flight Technology

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Equine Technology, Farm and Ranch Management, Horticulture, Land Resources, Livestock Production, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, Soil Science, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: American Studies, Asian Studies, Gerontology, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Communication, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Physiology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Home Furnishings Merchandising, Human Resource Management, International Agribusiness, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Multimedia, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Science/Services

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science Education, Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Fire Science, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Range Management/Resources, Renewable Natural Resources, Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, German, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management, Urban Forestry

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Promotion, Therapeutic Recreation

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Recreation Therapy, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Agricultural Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
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 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/07/18.
  • Estimated cost: $5805.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/07/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $66 Year Plan A Optional
Orientation Fee $75 Year Plan A Mandatory

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

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $575 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/07/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $3260
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 3 blocks
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1260 declining balance plan.

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