Central is on a 210-acre campus in the suburban setting of Edmond, Oklahoma, not far from Oklahoma City.
There are many activities and organizations for Central students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Central has fraternities and sororities.
Central has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Central include Student Programming Board, International Student Council, Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council.
Central students' favorite campus traditions are Stampede Week, Homecoming and Greek Week.
This table offers information on housing at Central.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||11%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,910|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,542|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||90%|
Central offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most Central students live off campus. In 2022, 11% of undergrads at Central lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 90% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Central. There are 1,910 spots available in on-campus housing for all 12,661 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,542 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Central offers coed housing.
At Central there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Central:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Central Oklahoma is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Central campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Central offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Central, take Interstate 35 to Edmond, OK. If you need to fly, book your flight to Will Rogers World airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Central's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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