Western is on a 142-acre campus in the rural setting of Altus, Oklahoma.
There are many activities and organizations for Western students to join – including chorus, theater groups, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Western does not have fraternities or sororities.
Western has the Baptist Student Union. In fact, more students participate in the Baptist Student Union than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Western include Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, Behavioral Science Club and Aggie Club.
Western students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Organizational Competitions and Sporting Events.
This table offers information on housing at Western.
|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||––||6%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||96|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||96|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||84%|
Western offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
The majority of Western students live on campus. In 2022, 6% of undergrads at Western lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Western. There are 96 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,690 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 96 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Western offers coed housing.
At Western 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 Western:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
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. The Western campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Additionally, Western has trained security personnel 8am-10pm, Monday through Friday.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Western, take State Highway 283 to Altus, OK. If you need to fly, book your flight to Altus Municipal airport.
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