University of Central Oklahoma is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Edmond, Oklahoma. Central was founded in 1890 and the school presently has around 14,132 students per year, including 12,661 undergrad students. Central offers housing for up to 1,910 students. Most students live in off campus housing.
Student Activities at Central
Interested in music or performing? At Central you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.
Are you interested in journalism and communications? Central students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Interested in Greek life? Central has both fraternities and sororities.
Planning to play sports? Central has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Central on the Student Life page.
|2022 Central Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||81%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||10%|
|Percent of Need Met||39.3%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$9,274|
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.
Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Central offers and if the school might be the right college for you.
It is not difficult to get into Central. The acceptance rate at Central is 81%. Last year, 4,540 students applied to Central and 3,685 were admitted.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Central, around 72% are still enrolled the next year. 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 statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
Check with Central directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.
Central's endowment was valued at $25.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $3,496 for each full-time student enrolled.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
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.
Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,385 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Central.
Based on this information, is Central the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 are interested in seeing 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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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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