Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma, United States | Private


The history of the Oklahoma City University could be traced back to 1904 when the Private United Methodist University was established. It has steadily grown in to what is is now popularly known as the OKCU, as a top liberal arts and sciences university.  The disciplines include sciences, religion, business, nursing and performing arts.  There are around 1800 undergraduates and 600 graduate students from 46 states and 43 foreign countries. The classes are small in size with around 17 in a class and the student to faculty ratio is 11:1, which  is a characteristic feature of the university. The university consists of 11 schools: Meinders School of Business, Kramer School of Nursing, Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts, Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment, School of Theater, Wanda L Bass School of Music, Petree College of Arts and Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Visual Arts, Wimberly School of Religion and School of Law.




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The campus encompasses a 104 park like area in the center of Oklahoma city. The city with a population about 1.2 million is blessed with an average of 300 days of sun shine per year. It offers an abundance of the arts, quality healthcare, excellence in education and more.


The Meinders School of Business building , a $20 million facility, houses the business school. It is a 3 story, 80,000 square foot space that have provisions for over 12  class rooms with state-of-the-art technology, 4 executive class rooms, large and small conference rooms, 4 computer labs, breakout study rooms for small groups, a learning center, a students/faculty lounge and a resource center. The faculty offices, the Busey Institute for Enterprise and Leadership and a 230 seat tiered auditorium capable of hosting video conferences, guest speakers and seminars are the other notable features in the building.

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The Oklahoma campus has 5 residence halls; United Methodist, Draper, Walker, Banning and Smith Halls. The Cokesbury Court apartment complex offers an option different to the traditional residence hall style of living. This complex contains fully furnished, 2 and 4 bedroom apartments with an outside swimming pool, a park and a laundry. The students are expected to be part of a meal plan and meals are served in Common Food Court in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.

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Active learning experiences through enhanced opportunities such as business plans and ethics competitions to internships and events with local business leaders and philanthropists, provide a platform for students to comprehend and master subjects.

Personalized coaching and continuing development is achieved through integration of CDR Assessments for each student as part of the 16 week leadership course part of the core curriculum.

The Bloomberg Certification is one of the most powerful career building tools in the world. The Meinders Toastmasters international provide opportunities in learning the art of speaking, listening and thinking.

The Career services assists the students to blend their talent, interests and academic achievements with the career readiness skills that would aid in post graduate employment. They provide assistance in self assessment and career exploration, individual career counseling, resume and cover letter development, internship and job search strategies, interview techniques, online job and internship postings, graduate school planning, career readiness events and workshops, online student resources, major changes or selections and on-campus interviews.

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