Location
Stillwater, OK
Undergrads
17,517
Tuition (in-state)
$19,457 ($7,442)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1678 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a new complex called Apsen Heights that I would consider to be the nicest off campus housing that is meant specifically for college students, but it is about 4 miles off campus. I think some benefits to living off campus are having your own kitchen to cook meals so you can get some variety from the options in the union.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: I know of too many people going to parties and getting sucked into underage drinking and other things of the sort. Why would you want to get so plastered that you don't even remember the things you did the night before? Honestly partying is not my thing so I wouldn't know much about what goes on on and around campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I would suggest, that if possible apply for Oklahoma's Promise. I am actually getting paid to come to OSU and that is only because I applied for Oklahoma's Promise when in high school.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus is extremely convenient! Its free for on campus routes, which is awesome! There are buses that run between campus and apartment complexes, and back and forth to Walmart and other places around campus. The only long distance travel I know of is from OSU Stillwater to OSU Tulsa.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think the biggest area that they are most strict in is parking. But honestly, its the schools own fault because they oversell parking permits basically forcing people to park places they aren't allowed to.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think there is a major disconnect between the Greek community and the non-Greek community. I'm am sure that not every single Greek member goes out and parties their life away, so unfortunately the ones who DO, end up setting the bad reputation for all of them. Not all the Greeks are the same, but the few who are snobby to everyone and "stuck up" about their status, leaves a bad impression for every Greek you meet. Obviously when you meet someone, you shouldn't judge them based on what activities they are in, you should look at their character but I think a lot of non-Greeks see the Greek community as all the same.

Also, from what I know, freshman girls who rush, don't generally live in house. This is mainly because there isn't room and the older sisters have to graduate and move out to make room. So I know that in Drummond, the 12th floor is where all the freshman Greek girls live. On the other hand, I think that freshman guys who pledge have to live in house and do chores and stuff.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in Drummond and would not recommend it to nearly anyone. Its just old and drabby. I don't have a sense of community at all and don't know anyone on my floor. I wish there were more activities that we did so I could actually get to know some people. The showers are really not as bad as people make them out to be, so no complaints there. I'm not sure what the cost is to live here, but I'm pretty sure its one of the cheapest and applying for housing is relatively easy!

1 College Freshman

Weather: The wind is TERRIBLE. I don't know if our location has anything to do with it, but I can not get over how awful the wind is. It seems to never let up.

Also, when it snows, doesn't matter how much we get, they never cancel school and I know of multiple times when people have broken bones from slipping on the ice walking to class.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Generally, I feel safe on campus. I can't recall a time when I felt my personal security was threatened.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics here are above average in the area of difficulty and overall usefulness.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit during home football games is unbelievable! Every game is packed and everyone just ahs a sense of pride for our school. I personally feel extra pour of our team, because a football player from my hometown high school now starts for OSU and its great to see him succeed.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Beautiful fall and spring, sometimes too long of winter, and brutal summers. Weather can be very bipolar - 70 degrees in the morning, and snow by night. Be prepared for any occasion!

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is not much to do besides go out to eat, go to the bars, or exercise at the lake. For heavily academic people, this will not be a problem. For people looking for a vibrant city-like atmosphere, this is not the place. It is a small college town whose activity revolves around the campus.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I am unaware of drug activity, policy enforcement, and peer pressure. In my experience in my department, you can attend parties and have a good time whether you drink or not. I've never felt particularly pressured by peers.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greeks are very irritating. They act and speak in a very unintelligent manner, and are very aggressive and dominating on campus. There are enough students where you can find your own niche away from Greek-dom, but it IS a large presence at this university.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus has a large international student body, which lends to a higher level of diversity than at most other Oklahoma universities. However, the student body is still primarily white, wealthy, and conservative Baptists or Christians. Due to the sheer number of students who attend OSU, there is a community of liberal, LGBT, varied religious or non-religious, poor/middle-class, individuals. It is just not the predominant community, which can be very frustrating if you don't fit the the prior criteria.

College Sophomore

Majors: Music students attend summer music festivals rather than internships. These programs are competitive, pricey, and highly regarded on resumes. Faculty will help you prepare for them.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the music department because it feels like a family. Students are supportive of each in an environment that is nonetheless competitive.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have always lived off campus, but have heard positive experiences about the dorms. The student union and library on campus are fabulous. The social atmosphere is largely Greek, but fortunately there are still other avenues for those of us not interested in paying for our friends. OSU is cost efficient if you are an in-state student, but can be very pricey without scholarship for a non-resident.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is little campus crime, and when it does occur, the campus police are great about notifying students and keeping them updated on events and actions. I have never felt particularly unsafe on campus, but that doesn't mean basic measures shouldn't be taken - don't walk alone late at night, don't hang out at sketchy places (common sense!). I get text updates about security concerns, which is convenient and the fastest way to stay updated. The police regularly patrol campus at night even when there has been no recent crime.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a music performance major. The faculty are incredibly qualified and willing to devote time in your future. The workload is intense and time-consuming, but very rewarding nonetheless. The facilities aren't great, but a new building is up and coming. The great part about the music community is that it is small and close knit. For those who are shy, you have a built in niche of people who love and are passionate about what they do. The curriculum is heavily structured, and you will start major-specific classes the first semester of your freshman year onward.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of computers, both in labs and ones that can be rented individually. The service is fast, and the wireless network is not only easy to use, but very quick.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The OSU buses provide transportation to many different housing areas, and to critical stops such as grocery stores. They are on a regular schedule, and are very reliable and cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The best way to receive financial aid at Oklahoma State University is to be very involved as a high school student - have specific interest areas, and achieve highly in those. Join a number of clubs and seek leadership positions within those. Be involved in extracurricular activities such as orchestra, band, choir, art, or sports, and work extremely hard to achieve in those areas. Furthermore, be a great academic student and take AP classes as much as possible. Involve yourself in community service that you are passionate about. This qualified me for a lot of scholarships. Once you're a current undergraduate, work extremely hard in your chosen department, and your hard work will pay off for extra scholarships each year.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: you have to live in poverty to get anything.

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