Oklahoma City University



Oklahoma City University was chartered as Epworth University on September 1, 1904. The first students attended class in one all-purpose building. One hundred and sixteen students enrolled that fall. The original building is still standing and forms part of Epworth United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.


Oklahoma City University offers more than 70 undergraduate degrees and more than 20 graduate degrees and is consistently ranked a top regional university by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Kramer School of Nursing
  • Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts
  • Meinders School of Business
  • Petree College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Law


  • When the word "research" is mentioned often it conjures up images of test tubes and lab coats. While formal lab research is important, it is hardly the only important aspect of undergraduate research in the broader sense. 
  • Lab or field experiments are more recognizable as research practices, and scholarship of writing takes into account both reporting of research findings or new perspectives on existing research. We invite you to learn more about these aspect of research and how new and current students can be involved!


Career Services empowers students and alumni with the practical knowledge needed to blend their personal goals and talents with the career development skills that will lead to success.

  • Monitor user satisfaction
  • Evaluate program success and outcomes
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Gather institutional data for accreditation and future planning

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

The Division of Student Affairs serves as a combined unit of departments, allowing for broader, strategic conversations to take place regarding student engagement and development and generates a collaborative synergy. Student Affairs creates an environment and opportunity for all students to become engaged, while involving students in the process and encouraging student-driven initiatives.

Housing services

Walker Hall

  • Rooms have two or three people in them with five sharing a bath
  • Twin bed (standard length), floors 1 to 4
  • XL Twin bed, floors 5 to 7
  • Chest of drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Book shelf above bed

Banning Hall

  • Central heat and air
  • Suites of two rooms (four students) sharing one bath
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Nightstand
  • Chest of drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Closet

Draper Hall

  • Central heat and air
  • Suites two rooms sharing one bath
  • XL twin bed for double rooms
  • XL Full bed for single rooms
  • Nightstand
  • Chest of drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Methodist Hall

  • Full size bed
  • Nightstand
  • Chest of drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Closet

Cokesbury Apartments

Library services

  • Dulaney-Browne Library holds 22,824 music scores, 453 music reference books, 15,489 CD’s and 212 music audio resources and includes the Music Education Resource Room, which houses 6,795 items including books, CD’s, DVD’s.
  • Leichter Listening Library
  • Archives And Special Collections
  • Chickasaw Nation Law Library

ICT services

  • WiFi/Internet Access
  • Cable TV

Medical services

OCU Campus Health Clinic has compiled a list of websites on subjects that are common for College Students to have questions about. We also have a few websites with general health and wellness information for other issues not specifically addressed.

Student Life

Campus life

  • 104 park-like acres in the heart of Oklahoma City
  • Just a short drive, walk, or bike ride from campus you can explore more than a dozen diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts featuring live music venues, local restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, farmers markets, art events and cultural performances.

Sports facilities

  • The Aduddell Fitness Center exists to service the fitness needs of the students, faculty and staff.
  • The Henry J. Freede Wellness Center and its Abe Lemons Arena provide the home court to Oklahoma City University’s basketball, volleyball, Cheer, and wrestling teams. It opened in January 2000, seating 3360.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Phi Mu
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha


Oklahoma City University is accredited by University Senate of the United Methodist Church and The Higher Learning Commission

Student Reviews

OCU Stars Shine!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This school is amazing. The professors are personally invested in your achievement and success and are always there to help. Classes are small allowing for one on one time with the professor and the learning community is supportive and caring.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My overall college experience has been quite enjoyable. This is because, the staff are friendly, proffessional and understanding to any needs that you may have. The facilities within the college campus are good as you can use all of the buildings facilities and not just the universities.

Over Committed University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Obtaining a degree from OCU was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done but something I value and will cherish for the rest of my life. There’s nothing like it.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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