Resources › For Students and Parents University of Central Oklahoma Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Central Oklahoma. Wesley Fryer / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated July 30, 2017 University of Central Oklahoma Description: Founded in 1890, the University of Central Oklahoma is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. UCO is located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the sixth largest city in the state. The university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from over 110 majors. Professional programs in business and nursing are popular among undergraduates. Notable features include high satisfaction for housing, a winning cheerleading squad and wrestling team, and a service learning center. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of campus-wide clubs and organizations, including academic groups (Aerospace Club, English Society, Engineering Club); honor societies, recreational clubs (UCO Gamer, Fishing Club, Sailing Club); and performing arts groups (Choir, Orchestra, Band, Theater). UCO also has an active Greek life, with both fraternities and sororities available. In athletics, the Central Oklahoma Bronchos compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Popular sports include basketball, golf, wrestling, and tennis. Admissions Data (2016): University of Central Oklahoma Acceptance Rate: 75%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -SAT score comparison for Oklahoma collegesACT Composite: 19 / 24ACT English: 18 / 24ACT Math: 17 / 23What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Oklahoma colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 16,428 (14,612 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female72% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $6,699 (in-state); $16,460 (out-of-state)Books: $1,600 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,660Other Expenses: $6,946Total Cost: $22,905 (in-state); $32,666 (out-of-state) University of Central Oklahoma Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 65%Loans: 42%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,594Loans: $6,529 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Finance, General Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Public Relations Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%Transfer Out Rate: 29%4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%6-Year Graduation Rate: 38% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Wrestling, Golf, Football, Basketball, BaseballWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Rowing, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Central Oklahoma, You May Also Like These Schools: Cameron University: Profile University of Tulsa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorthwestern Oklahoma State University: Profile Langston University: Profile Rogers State University: Profile Oral Roberts University: Profile Oklahoma Wesleyan University: Profile Southern Nazarene University: Profile University of Oklahoma: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphEast Central University: Profile Oklahoma Christian University: Profile University of Central Oklahoma Mission Statement: mission statement from http://uco.edu/about/mission.asp "The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves."