Oklahoma Christian University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

OCU Women's Basketball
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Oklahoma Christian University Admissions Overview:

OCU had an acceptance rate of 59% in 2015, making it generally accessible to applicants. Students with strong grades and good test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts.

Admissions Data (2015):

  • Oklahoma Christian University Acceptance Rate: 59%

Oklahoma Christian University Description:

Oklahoma Christian University is located in Edmond, Oklahoma--just a few miles north of Oklahoma City. Originally started as a two-year school, OCU (then known as Central Christian College) went through a few name and site changes in its history, before becoming a fully accredited university in the 1990s. Academically, students can choose from a number of majors; popular choices include Nursing, Engineering, Design, Education, Accounting, and Liberal Arts. OCU also grants graduate degrees, with Master's degrees in Business, Accounting, Engineering, and Theology/Ministry. OCU has a collection of active groups students can join, ranging from academic-, to social-, to service-oriented.

Many of these clubs perform at the annual "Spring Sing," in which students perform choreographed musical numbers, with awards presented afterwards. Since the school is affiliated with the Church of Christ, daily chapel services are a staple of the OCU experience, In addition, there are several other services throughout the week for students to attend.

In athletics, the OCU Eagles compete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), in Division II. OCU is a member of the Heartland Conference. It is also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Popular sports include baseball, cross country, basketball, golf, and softball. Oklahoma Christian University has won a number of awards in recent years, including a "Best Western College" by The Princeton Review.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,570 (1,987 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,840
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,880
  • Other Expenses: $3,650
  • Total Cost: $32,570

Oklahoma Christian University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,677
    • Loans: $7,256

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Elementary Education, Liberal Arts, Sports Administration

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Track, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Track, Softball, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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