University of Central Oklahoma is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Edmond, Oklahoma. Central was founded in 1890 and now enrolls around 14,132 students a year, including 12,661 undergrads.
Central offers housing for up to 1,910 students. Most students live off campus,.
As of 2021, the total market value of Central's endowment was $25.744 million The institution spends around $3,496 for each full-time student enrolled. Central employs one full-time professor for every 16.6 undergrads enrolled.
|2021 Central Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||81%|
|Mean ACT score||21|
University of Central Oklahoma does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is slightly difficult to get into Central. The acceptance rate at Central is 81%. Out of 4,540 applications received in 2021, 3,685 students were offered admission.
Central reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Central is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Central, applicants must submit the following items.
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|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0.7|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class; composite ACT score of 20; 2.7 GPA in core curriculum classes|
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Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Central students is 21.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Central.
Central is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 10% submitted the SAT. 99% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Central provides on-campus housing for up to 1,910 students.
Central students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Student Programming Board and International Student Council. Stampede Week, Homecoming, and and Greek Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Central.
Central meets 39.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Central full-time are awarded $9,274 a year in financial aid, on average.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Central, around 72% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,901 students who started at Central as first-time freshman, 226 graduate within four years.
Around 35% of students who started at Central earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $27,385 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Central sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Central a good school for you?
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Central is located in the suburban setting of Edmond, Oklahoma, less than an hour from Oklahoma City.
If you want to see Central for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Edmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Will Rogers World.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Central and Edmond are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Central is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Central. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Central is like? There are approximately 14,132 students enrolled at Central, including 12,661 undergraduate students and 1,471 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from OK and 3% percent of students are from other states.
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