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With the beginning of classwork at the Oklahoma A& M. College in December 1891, there was little, if any, thought of graduate study. Committed to serving ''the sons and the daughters of the working classes" with ''practical education" but "not to the exclusion of liberal studies," the initial offerings were at a preparatory level. As the fledgling college in Stillwater began to grow and to produce undergraduates, the need for postgraduate study became apparent. Even before the turn of the century, Grace Morrow (a graduate of the University of Illinois, who had accompanied her father to Stillwater when he became president in 1895) enrolled in some "postgraduate" courses at Oklahoma A. and M. College—although the course work was not designated as "graduate level" study. The first announcement of graduate course work came in the 1911 catalog, and the first person to receive a graduate degree was Robert O. Baird in 1912. The next seventy-eight years of OSU's first century would see the development of a nationally recognized Graduate College of some 4,200 students in 1990, with 17 master's level programs and 45 doctoral level programs.

Ranking

157

Established Year

1890

Students

25,295

About

ABOUT UNIVERSITY
With the beginning of classwork at the Oklahoma A& M. College in December 1891, there was little, if any, thought of graduate study. Committed to serving ''the sons and the daughters of the working classes" with ''practical education" but "not to the exclusion of liberal studies," the initial offerings were at a preparatory level. As the fledgling college in Stillwater began to grow and to produce undergraduates, the need for postgraduate study became apparent. Even before the turn of the century, Grace Morrow (a graduate of the University of Illinois, who had accompanied her father to Stillwater when he became president in 1895) enrolled in some "postgraduate" courses at Oklahoma A. and M. College—although the course work was not designated as "graduate level" study. The first announcement of graduate course work came in the 1911 catalog, and the first person to receive a graduate degree was Robert O. Baird in 1912. The next seventy-eight years of OSU's first century would see the development of a nationally recognized Graduate College of some 4,200 students in 1990, with 17 master's level programs and 45 doctoral level programs.

Services:

SERVICES
Oklahoma State University offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance. Oklahoma State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Oklahoma State University. Students who have cars on campus N/A Health insurance offered Yes

Student Life:

Student Life
Oklahoma State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,978, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Oklahoma State University is part of the NCAA I.

Student Reviews:

REVIEWS
1. Once you set foot on campus in Stillwater, you'll immediately feel like part of a large family and fall in love with Oklahoma State University. It's a place you have to experience. The college town feel is something even those from major metro areas find exciting and welcoming. Course work is challenging but you have all the support available to be successful if you use it. You can spend an entire day in the world's most comprehensive student union. Construction is ongoing, highlighted by a new headquarters for the Spears School of Business. A performing arts center is being built right at the edge of campus. Boone Pickens Stadium and Gallagher Iba Arena are two of the best facilities in the country for college athletics, which by the way, OSU has 52 NCAA Championships and counting. Homecoming at OSU is the greatest celebration you will ever see at a university. Highlighted by the Walkaround, this includes house decs that have been constructed by the fraternities and sororities, and many stand 2-3 stories tall. Look at other schools and weigh your options, however you will find that OSU provides the best value, a challenging and rewarding degree, a family atmosphere, and friends to last forever. Once you graduate and move on, Stillwater, OK will always feel like home, no matter where you're life takes you. 2. I found my time at OSU very fun and challenging. There is plenty to do from sports to student government. It has to be one of the friendliest universities out there. I was a straight A student coming in but I found it extremely challenging and did not graduate with nearly as excellent of a GPA. I have since gotten a 4.0 in an MBA program from another school so I feel like I can say that the courses are rigorous.