Founded on Dec. 25, 1890 as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, OSU's land-grant mission is to make a college education more accessible. Our roots are set in a rich tradition, and our actions are guided by the Cowboy Code.
OSU is ranked as a Top 100 Public School by U.S. News, and our academic program rankings prove that OSU will help prepare you for a bright future.
We have more than 300 majors and options, we offer a wide scope of innovative academic opportunities! OSU also provides pre-law, pre-health and pre-veterinary advising, and you can pursue these careers from any major! With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1, we will help you prepare for the future by providing the academic support you need.
Research at OSU, a Carnegie R1 research university, is relevant, accessible and beneficial — whether it’s exploring basic scientific questions or applied concepts that directly impact lives. You can conduct hands-on research with your professors as early as your first year.
OSU has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as a top 45 school whose graduates rank highest with recruiters. With more than 1,200 companies from around the nation visiting campus each year for career fairs and on-campus interviews, OSU Career Services brings the employers to you. Start turning your dream into a reality at OSU!
Living on campus is the best way to make friends and become part of the community. Join the 5,800+ students who call OSU home. Life is easy when you live within walking distance to your classrooms, dining options, the library and your friends. Enjoy the benefits and convenience of living in the center of the action, and make memories that last a lifetime.
The Edmon Low Library is so much more than just books! Located at the heart of OSU's campus, the library serves as a community hub for OSU students and faculty. From writing workshops and math tutoring to study rooms and creative studios, we are here to help you succeed in and out of the classroom!
The OSU wired network is available to more than 95 percent of the Stillwater campus. Users use an Ethernet cord to connect by plugging it into the numerous orange wall jacks available in classrooms, offices, residential areas, and public areas. The speed of wired connectivity is one gigabit per second.
When you come to OSU, you’re joining America’s Healthiest Campus! Sometimes, you need to recharge. We have a program for you! Need a workout? Visit the Colvin Recreation Center for intramural sports, weight training, swimming, indoor running and more. Programs like the Reboot Center, with stress-relief exercises and games, and Pete’s Pet Posse, where you can play with a therapy dog, are good ways to stay balanced.
OSU is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which is a city known for its safety, friendliness and affordable cost of living. Stillwater is 60 miles (96.5 km) from Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Colvin Recreation Center provides OSU students with an incredible experience physically and socially, and has been recognized as one of the top facilities of its kind in the nation. The Colvin Recreation Center is part of OSU's Department of Wellness, which offers a variety of programs and activities including personal training and fitness classes with multiple formats for every skill level. Our Outdoor Adventure program hosts backpacking, kayaking, mountain climbing and other outdoor trips each semester. Looking for something more competitive? Explore our 50+ intramural sports or join one of the numerous club sports teams.
Campus life empowers leaders to grow and gain real-world experience. With more than 500 student clubs and organizations, students are able to choose from a diverse set of communities and opportunities. Whether it involves culture, leadership, art, or service, there is room for all students to thrive within our Cowboy family.
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