Local Atmosphere

Edmond, OK
Tuition (in-state)
$12,767 ($5,092)
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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: In general the atmosphere is reasonably acceptable and rather painless. If one can get over the higher cost of living, probably the most expensive region of the state, then the other parts are not to difficult to handle. The traffic can get technical at some times, and the shopping is a bit over priced in some areas but generally the atmosphere is enjoyable.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It is located in Edmond, Oklahoma, which is one of the safest cities in the nation. There are not really any attractions but there are a good amount of stores and the college host a lot of activities and events. Sports here aren't really a big thing but they do matter. Everyone is generally pretty nice.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do, but it's at least peaceful.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love living in Edmond. I feel really safe and there is a strong police presence. There are too many restaurants to choose from. Shopping is great and there is a mall close to campus. There are several parks and recreational areas. The pro basketball team, the Thunder, play in OKC. So, it is not too far a drive to go watch them play.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Edmond is a growing city. It is also a pretty expensive city. It has a ton of restaurants, shopping centers, and places to hang out. However, the prices are high, the traffic is awful, and the people of Edmond are rude and impatient. Edmond doesn't have the nicest people, but the students make up for that.

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Deja Mitchell
Oklahoma City, OK
Political Science
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Edmond and Oklahoma City's surrounding areas are home to just about any interests you may have. Generally, the town of Edmond features its own local community events, such as recreational activities, annual community services, and shopping and dining. Local shopping centers and attractions are very diverse, offering a modern spin on shoes, clothes, and the arts.

Oklahoma City is only a short drive from Edmond, with tons of events and shows that your friends and family can all enjoy. There is a large selection of movie theaters along with event centers that cater to all tastes, whether you are interested in mingling with large crowds or would rather sit quietly in a peaceful restaurant or theater. For the more active fans and spectators, both Edmond and Oklahoma City are home to major and minor sports teams, such as the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder or the OU Sooners football team.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. The World Cow Chip Throw is held each April in Beaver, Okla.
  2. The movie "Twister" was shot in Oklahoma.
  3. The tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation is Tahlequah, Okla.
  4. Oklahoman Slyvan Goldman was the inventor of the very first shopping cart.
Notable Natives
  • Garth Brooks
  • James Garner
  • Reba McEntire
  • Shannon Miller
  • Brad Pitt
  • Will Rogers
Points of Interest
  • Arcadia Lake
  • Boulevard Bowl
  • Downtown Edmond
  • Edmond Historical Society and Museum
  • First Public Schoolhouse
  • Frontier City
  • Kirkpatrick Center
  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • UCO Jazz Lab
  • University of Central Oklahoma
Shopping Centers
  • Boulevard Plaza
  • Bryant Square
  • Downtown Edmond
  • Eagle Crest
  • Edmond Center
  • Edmond Plaza Shopping District
  • Oak Brook, Willow Creek and The Trails
  • Oxford Pointe
  • Spring Creek
  • University Plaza and University Village
Movie Theaters
AMC Crossroads Mall
1211 East I-240
Oklahoma City
(405) 632-4428
Movie Theaters
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24
2501 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City
(405) 775-0262
Movie Theaters
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
6001 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Oklahoma City
(405) 424-0461
Movie Theaters
Dickinson Penn Square 10
1901 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City
(405) 848-2202
Movie Theaters
Harkins Bricktown Cinema 16
150 E. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City
(405) 231-4747
Movie Theaters
Kickingbird Theaters
1225 E. Danforth Road
(405) 341-7227
Movie Theaters
Omnidome Theater - Kirkpatrick Science & Air Museum
2100 NE 52nd St.
Oklahoma City
(405) 602-6664
Movie Theaters
Winchester Drive-In
6930 Southwestern Ave.
Oklahoma City
(405) 631-8852
Major Sports Teams
  • OKC Thunder: NBA
  • Oklahoma City Blazers: Central Hockey League
  • Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz: AFL minor league
  • OSU Cowboys: College football
  • OU Sooners: College football
  • Tornado Alley Rollergirls: Oklahoma City Roller Derby
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Dallas: TX: 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • Oklahoma City: OK: 20 minutes
  • Tulsa: OK: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Wichita: KS: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 55 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 55 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 24% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 7% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 29% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 40% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 55 responses

  • 20% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 33% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 47% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 54 responses

  • 11% No way.
  • 63% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 26% Totally.



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