University of Central Oklahoma

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The University of Central Oklahoma is a medium-sized suburban school located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The graduate enrollment is at 1,568 and those in the school seeking degrees at the undergraduate level currently number 14,019.

Admissions Information

The University of Central Oklahoma does require an application fee of $25.00. Applications may be submitted through mail or online, and must be accompanied by transcripts and test scores. 69% of the students who apply are accepted.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Art- General
  • Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Dance
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music-General
  • Music- General Performance
  • Music- Piano/Organ
  • Music- Voice/Opera
  • Stringed Instruments
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Apparel/Accessories Marketing
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance/Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance/Risk Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Operations Management
Communications & Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communications/Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations
Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer/Information Sciences – General
  • Information Technology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Curriculum/Instruction
  • Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • ESL Teacher Education
  • Education – General
  • Elementary Education
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – Education
  • French Teacher Education
  • German Teacher Education
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Instructional Media
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education
  • Technology/Industrial Arts Education  
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
Engineering Technologies
  • Engineering Technology – General
  • Industrial Safety
English Language & Literature
  • English Composition
  • English Language & Literature – General
Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Adult Development/Aging
  • Child Development
  • Family Systems
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – General
  • Foods/Nutrition Studies
Foreign Language & Literature
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Public Health Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • History – General
Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics – General
  • Statistics
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General
Personal & Culinary Services
  • Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B,
Philosophy & Religion
  • Philosophy
Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology – General
Security & Protective Services
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Forensic Technologies
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Police Science
Social Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science/Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master Degrees within Mathematics and Science


The University of Central Oklahoma is a top-ranked university in the US News and World Report on the 2013 Best Colleges list. It is also 27 on the list of tier one institutions of Top Public Schools: Regional Universities – West. It is ranked 72 overall in the west.


The University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the State Accrediting Agency. The separate colleges within the university are accredited through a variety of agencies.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid can come from the government if you meet financial need requirements. Scholarships are another option as you are looking for help to pay your tuition/room and board. UCO offers a First Year Excellence Scholarship, Community Leadership Scholarship, Civic Engagement Scholarship, Freshman Scholarships, Departmental scholarships, scholarships for transfer students, scholarships from third parties, ROTC scholarships, and minority scholarships. Loans are another option, but it is best to look at getting Pell grants and Scholarships before going with a loan.

Library System

The University of Central Oklahoma houses the Chambers Library. Besides the normal options available at a library, Chambers Library offers a variety of special exhibits and collections. There are research tools that will help you on whatever project in which you are currently involved, and in your down times, you might even have time to do some research into your family history with the library's genealogy tools.


UCO offers a variety of sports options for both men and women. The men's sports include the following:
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Wrestling

The women's sports include the following:
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Student Housing

There are many housing options at the University of Central Oklahoma. They include the Central Plaza, University Suites, University Commons, West Hall, and Murdaugh Hall.
Central Plaza
Central Plaza is a co-ed hall that offers a cafeteria, queen beds, private bathrooms, and wireless internet.

University Suites
The University Suites is a resident hall that is newer. It has several different types of suites that are furnished but also allows some flexibility in setup.

University Commons
University Commons are apartments that come in two and four bedrooms. There are is a kitchenette, washer/dryer, and a living area. The clubhouse in the community includes a pool, ping-pong tables, computer lab, and lounge with a television.

West Hall
West Hall is a female-only facility. Most of the rooms are double. They include phone lines and can have cable. There is a tv area as well as laundry, courtyard, and rooms for studying.

Murdaugh Hall
This is a typical men's dormitory. It has double rooms and is close to classrooms and other necessary areas of the campus.

General Information

Admission Office
100 North University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-0151
(405) 974-2338
(800) 254-4215
Fax: (405) 341-4964
[email protected]
Contact: Linda Lofton
Director, Admissions & Records
Main Address
100 North University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
(405) 974-2000
Total undergrads: 14,156
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,131
Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,019
Graduate enrollment: 1,568

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 69%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Apparel/Accessories Marketing B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Curriculum/Instruction B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Biomedical Engineering B
Engineering Physics B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering Technology – General B
Industrial Safety B

English Language & Literature
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Adult Development/Aging B
Child Development B
Family Systems B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health Education B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Personal & Culinary Services
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B,C
Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Corrections B
Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B
Juvenile Corrections B
Police Science B

Social Sciences
Applied Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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