2017 Best Colleges in Oklahoma

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    University of Tulsa

    • Tulsa, OK
    • 574 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love TU. I am a frustrated with financial aid, but other than that, it is perfect. I would most choose TU again, knowing how much I like the school, but if I had anticipated the issues with financial aid without knowing how much I would like the school, I would not have come here. The original scholarships I was given were the chief reason I chose to attend, but there have been issues with getting the amount I was told I would receive.
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    Oklahoma State University

    • Stillwater, OK
    • 2,904 reviews
    College Senior:My overall experience at OSU thus far has been absolutely incredible. I have had the honor to learn from some of the best professors and industry professionals. I have been exposed to hundreds of recruiters who want to hire OSU grads. The campus is gorgeous, the university cares about its students and the tradition at OSU is unparalleled. I took 5 college campus tours in high school and decided on OSU as soon as my tour was over. I would not want to attend any other school. OSU truly prepares you for the real world and also further develops you as a human. Wish I could give it 6 stars.
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    University of Oklahoma

    • Norman, OK
    • 2,529 reviews
    College Senior:Norman, Oklahoma has become home to me. I grew up not far from the Norman campus, just about twenty minutes down I-35. When I was applying to colleges my senior year, I was determined to get far away from small-town Oklahoma. Unfortunately, or so it seemed, out-of-state tuition did not seem worth it when I took into account my goal of one day attending pharmacy school. To my surprise, I discovered that Norman is its own little community, far different from anything around it and far different from the small-town I grew up in. Norman is not small-town Oklahoma. It is the perfect mixture of people. I believe that the wide array of people living in Norman-- all coming from different cultures, backgrounds, and religions-- make it unique to any other city in Oklahoma. Along with that, our campus is truly one of a kind. The architecture and landscaping are breathtaking. Moreover, I will forever believe that the best way to spend Saturday afternoon is at the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium watching Sooner football.
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    Oral Roberts University

    • Tulsa, OK
    • 1,224 reviews
    College Junior:Academics is great. Like I mentioned before the course will teach you valuable information. There a plenty of quiet places to study on campus. Professors will work with you on assignments. The workload just really depends on what you can do. Most students take about 15-17 credit hours.
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    Oklahoma City University

    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • 542 reviews
    College Sophomore:Its a great school and everybody I have met there is overly nice. All the students are over-committed and it is a school that excels in the arts and performance. My favorite thing, even though it shouldn't be, is greek life. Greek life has made me into a more social person and had given me many connections that I will have for the rest of my life. If I were to do it all over again and pick the same major, musical Theatre, then I would definitely pick the same school. However, if i decide to stick with my second major, Religion, then I would not choose OCU. It is very expensive and if it weren't for the quality of the music department I would not be going there.
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    Oklahoma Baptist University

    • Shawnee, OK
    • 613 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love my school it's the perfect size and the atmosphere is amazing. Because the student to teacher ratio is so small it allows for professors to have great relationships with the students I can honestly say all of my professors knew my first name. The student life is great as well!.
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    Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    • Weatherford, OK
    • 474 reviews
    College Junior:I went to a junior college in my hometown. They were much nicer and helped students out a lot more. I also worked there and I loved it. When I moved to SWOSU, I realized it was much different. It is still a small town so I feel like the people who work here could be much nicer and much more helpful to students than they are.
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    Oklahoma Christian University

    • Edmond, OK
    • 574 reviews
    College Junior:My school is a great school. i learned a lot about college life, american culture, and life in general. my school is unique, in a way that my professors care about me, not just my name on a piece of paper. however, after attending this school for 2,5 years, i found that as an international student, my opportunities are very limited at this school. that being said, i would probably choose a different school if i were to do it all over again.
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    College Freshman:If you just do the bare minimum then you will leave with a congruent amount of post-college options. But this school allows the students to go above and beyond if they are willing to put in the time and effort to work they're asses off, and it shows in the payout.
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    Southern Nazarene University

    • Bethany, OK
    • 246 reviews
    College Senior:It was very unique in that they believe in community and getting everyone involved. Since it is a small school many of the faculty get to know you personally, which is great.
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    University of Central Oklahoma

    • Edmond, OK
    • 1,423 reviews
    College Sophomore:I started at a community college to get some of my pre-requisites of the way, the thought of transitioning from a 2 year college to a four year college scared me, but my experience so far has been great. The professors and faculty definitely care about the student and we are not just viewed as a number.
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    College Junior:The program that I am in is a great program, which is the Business school. However, I think that some of the other areas of study on campus could use a little bit of improvement.
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    Northeastern State University

    • Tahlequah, OK
    • 776 reviews
    College Junior:I love my school! It was a perfect transition for me from a small town. I feel that if I had attended a larger school I would have had culture shock. I love that I can have one on one time with my professors and that I don't have to compete with 300 students for their attention. Overall, I am happy with my decision to attend Northeastern State University.
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    St. Gregory's University

    • Shawnee, OK
    • 72 reviews
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    Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    • Bartlesville, OK
    • 209 reviews
    College Sophomore:Honestly being a liberal arts religious school I expected that we would be tied down everyday ,but the school is actually somewhat excepting in fact non-Christians attend as well.
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    Mid-America Christian University

    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • 231 reviews
    Recent Alumnus:There is plenty of interaction between the instructors and students. There is flexibility and the class sizes are not over 20 students allowing for the instructors to address all issues.
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    College Sophomore:Except for a few bad teachers I'm so excited that I decided to be a student at this college! The dorms are definitely old school and the cafe isn't the best place to eat. Almost every teacher that I've had has been extremely wonderful and understanding!
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    Cameron University

    • Lawton, OK
    • 680 reviews
    College Freshman:Well, applying for colleges after my high school was a really hard process for me. I have researched a lot before applying to the universities. Then I made a list options 1. Hard to reach, 2. I think I will get into and 3. Damn, this college will request me for admission. I filtered those which I will be eligible to. Then applying as an international student is a very long and hard process specially when you are applying for US colleges. This is long story to share, I think I should stop here. And, Finally I ended up here at Cameron University. The overall experience is okay.
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    East Central University

    • Ada, OK
    • 459 reviews
    College Junior:The professors are good. Some of the clubs are nice. The honors program is the absolute best. However, the gym is small, the administrative staff and housing staff are untrustworthy and irresponsible, and the dorms are old, worn down, and infested with cockroaches and bed bugs.
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    Rogers State University

    • Claremore, OK
    • 441 reviews
    College Junior:The staff and students at RSU are thoughtful and considerate. Majority of the professors demonstrate interest, and knowledge about their teachings. The RSU campus is quite large, and spacious as well. Overall, RSU is better than how I perceived it would be.
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    Southwestern Christian University

    • Bethany, OK
    • 128 reviews
    College Freshman:This is a very small school. The program that I am interested in is Business so, it works out well for me. Other people have had to choose another school due to lack of programs offered.
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    College Sophomore:I just started taking the classes for my major so it's like learning a new language. The classroom sizes are small so it's nice to get some one-on-one help with the teachers when I need it.
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