Oklahoma Christian University
Edmond, OK, USA

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Oklahoma Christian University
3.99 Average Rating

Ty from Oklahoma City, OK

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
For the technology they give you and all the things you get to do just for being a student, OC is affordable and worth every dollar of it.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants to continue their education after high school while being in a christian setting would feel right at home at OC.
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Whitney from Pryor, OK

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Their are professors that are very personal. They care about you. Great opportunity for an amazing college experience in a beautiful and caring environment.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! The more activities you do, the more people you will meet. This will help with depression, networking, and making lifetime friends or mates. OC will feel like home if you become involved and learn your surroundings. Everyone is just as nervous and lonely as you until they meet people and get involved. This also helps with learning what is in store for your life and what you like to do. MAKE MEMORIES!
Academic Rigor
If you have never studied before, like myself, you will learn to. The classes are challenging, but they are also eye opening. The classes connect God to the subject. They are intellectually stimulating. You will not leave OC having not learned anything.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is so amazing. Your RA's and Hall Director listen to anything and everything. They really seek to guide you and help you. They create many opportunities for students to come together. They lead weekly devotionals. People meet each other and OC becomes more like home than your own home.
Food and Dining
The food is average cafeteria food. However our Eagle Bucks are available to be used at Jimmy Johns, Chic Fil A, the OC Snackbar/grill, and a yummy mexican restaurant, Alfredo's. The best part, the points are tax free. This saves you money. The Cafeteria food is made with an attempt for something for everybody. The fresh salad bar, the cereal, the panini/sandwich/soup bar, the international line, the grill/chef line, the italian/pizza/pasta bar, and the regular line. They have special occasion nights in the Cafeteria where they serve food for a certain ethnic group or occasion or holiday. When visitors are on campus, the food is amazing!
What to do for fun
Study abroad trips to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Vienna, and several other places are available. During fall break and Spring break there are mission trips available to all students at a cheap price clost to $65. There are always events occurring on campus. Students are often playing frisbee golf, soccer, or just hanging out. We can take a trip to bricktown, ice skating rink, or just about anywhere in Oklahoma City with a short drive. Don't have a car? That's okay, you will meet plenty of people that do. OC usually has a play or music production happening. There are always service projects and clubs or organizations holding fun events.
Bang for the buck
OC is semi expensive. They try to find a scholarship for everyone. The amount of money does not matter once you realize what OC has in store for you. My first semester I considered going somewhere else, but then I began to spend one semester fully asserting myself. After all I was paying for all this. I began learning who I was, facing challenges, meeting people, and enjoying my surroundings. If I was offered a full ride to a local university, I would turn it down for OC!!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
When someone gets engaged, the guy is thrown in the pond. The girls host a candlelighting for the one engaged and play a guessing game to see who became engaged. They have lighting of the Commons, which is a great night filled with hot cochoa and singing. Followed by a countdown until the entire campus is lit with beautiful lights.
Great for these types of students
There is something at OC for anyone who has an open mind.
Clubs and Activities
There are different social clubs on campus. These take place for fraternities and sororities. There is one for everyone. There are many organizations such as wishing well, give a goat, outreach, modern abolitionists, and many other clubs available on campus.There are athletic groups such as a tennis team, soccer team, basketball, baseball, softball, cheerleading, and other sports teams. There are academic groups like debate team. There is a gaming club. At OC there is a club for just about anyone!
Greek Life
The fraternities and sororities at OC are called social clubs. They put on a production called spring sing every year. Some aim to win. Some aim to lose. There are intramurals. These clubs hold great traditions. They also have so much fun all the time. They have families in which so many members get together frequently and love on each other. These are friends for a lifetime!
Campus Safety
Our campus security are police certified. They are OC Police Officers. They are always on duty and patrolling our university. Nothing bad ever really takes place at OC, but when and if it ever does, OC Police have it covered!!
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Joshua from Oklahoma City, OK

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
oklahoma christian university is a good school because students not only excel in the classroom but are provided with hands on activities that enhance their character. the university has successfully demonstrated a good foundation for building firm foundations upon which student can build their future lives.
Tips for prospective students
before attending a university research the university's mission statement and learn if it's the right fit for you. your success rate depends highly upon how well you fit into the university you choose to attend.
never hold back from fear. ask questions and be a go getter and you will be remembered by teachers, deans, president's and potential employers.
Academic Rigor
academically, oklahoma christian is a challenging university. although they're mainly known for their engineering department, you can major in communications, psychology, history, political science and biology among many others. the university expects you to ask questions instead of simply taking notes. as a student, it's your duty at oklahoma christian to take pride in excellence and achieve the most out of your academic experience as possible.
Dorm Life
the dorm life at oklahoma christian varies. recently, an honors dorm has been the newest addition to the campus sleeping quarters. as a freshman both genders will experience the joy of a lifetime when they meet their first room mates and share a room. sophomores can apply for more expensive housing in the university house which is a gender separated co-ed dorm with maximum security cameras and lock down doors to ensure both gender's remain on appropriate sides. junior and senior students may live in one of many upper division apartments directly beside the campus and enjoy bigger bedrooms, bathtubs, large living room with provided furniture and kitchen space.
Food and Dining
dining at oklahoma christian is more of a hotel all you can eat extravaganza. the dining room seating approximately 2,000 students is covered with thick carpet that can be seen under a large crystal chandelier. the food ranges from a buffet of salads and soups to asian and african foods made specifically for each student.
What to do for fun
weekly events are constantly taking place in the communications department. the public relations student society of america oklahoma christian chapter takes a monthly tour of a regional public relations firm. the theater department holds plays and musicals including beauty and the beast and improvisational acts. students often congregate in the student center located in the middle of campus where they can play ping pong, fuss-ball or pool. during the summer time, university students are seen playing sports in the commons area of green centered between all campus dorms.
within a five minute drive you can visit quail springs mall or enjoy the local skating ring here in edmond oklahoma.
Bang for the buck
you gain opportunities no money can buy when you attend oklahoma christian university. as a public relations, advertising and journalism student, the university provided me with the opportunity to co-host a corporate communications tour of the oklahoma city thunder's nba team. you learn out of classroom skills that are essential to your future success.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
an annual tradition at oklahoma christian university is the holiday hussle. university and local community members gather together for a 5k race in november.
spring sing is another tradition that has students, faculty, alumni and communities far and wide have come to love and enjoy. clubs compete through dance and music to achieve the ultimate prize of recognition and a club trophy.
Great for these types of students
oklahoma christian university is great for american students because here you encounter a variety of subcultures. the university has an active relationship with china and japan as well as several countries from africa, new zealand, austria, germany among many others. here you encounter and develop worldwide friendships that that enhance your cultural awareness.
Clubs and Activities
whether your a nerd, an athlete, a victorias secret girl or a bible major, oklahoma christian provides a club that fits you. here, you will can rush a club of your choice after completing your freshman year and fees are made affordable to any student.
Greek Life
greek life can be found in the bible department where professors share greek culture with students. the mannerism of aristotle can often be seen in the teachings of numerous professors throughout the university and the history department provides opportunity to discover the greek culture and how it affects american pop culture.
Campus Safety
safety is a high priority for the university. dean of students neil arder has been known to call campus meetings where he briefs all students on campus safety tips and new and improved security measures. there are several campus policemen who patrol the campus and the streets surrounding on a 24-hour day basis. students are aware of potential dangers, however there is a feeling of safety and friendship throughout the campus community.
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a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
it is a great school. i have learned so much.. the class size is small and the instructors take time with the students and help them learn the material.
Tips for prospective students
this is a great school for a student leaving home for the first time. the professors and staff really care about the students..
Dorm Life
dorm life is wonderful. the dorms are clean, warm, and safe. our ra is awesome.
Food and Dining
great food with lots of variety
What to do for fun
lots of sporting events, spring fling, and more.
Campus Safety
campus safety is great.
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John from Valley View, TX

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Great school, has a lot to offer.
Tips for prospective students
bring food
Academic Rigor
hard but still manageable
Dorm Life
nice people
Food and Dining
better than one would think
What to do for fun
lots of on campus events and concerts
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
take flight is awesome and so is earn your wings
Great for these types of students
people who want to learn
Clubs and Activities
all you want
Greek Life
none, but there are clubs that are almost the same
Campus Safety
very safe campus
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Olivia from Pasadena, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love it here. They use the phrase "OC is home" rather often, and that is so true! They are committed to making everyone feel welcomed from the community to the advisors, and anything in between.
Tips for prospective students
I would say to come into your college experience with an open mind. It can be really easy to automatically judge a campus when you arrive, but it is very important to keep an open mind through it all.
Academic Rigor
It is rather rigorous here. Like all other schools, some classes are easier than others. However, the classes get harder as you go, especially in your specific major.
Dorm Life
The sense of community is strong within the dorms. It really does feel like OC is home. There is plenty of room, and it is mostly clean all of the time. It is your typical college dorm experience.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is alright. The salad bar and cereal is always a good, safe bet. Plus, chicken Monday's are always the way to go! We also have other food options through Eagle Bucks, such as Chick-Fil-A and Sonic, which is great.
What to do for fun
My friends and I hang out on campus often. However, when we go off campus, we go see movies, hike, and hammock quite often.
Bang for the buck
OC can seem a little pricey, but compared to other colleges, it really is not. It is definitely worth the money that you put into it!
Campus Safety
All of the dorms are accessible only through Student ID's. Along with that, Campus Police are very helpful and easy to access. All in all, I always feel safe on campus!
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Whitney from Topeka, KS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The size is perfect for people who aren't quite ready to be thrown into the real world. The professors are personal and attentive. My fellow classmates are wonderful and so unbelievably friendly!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are prepared for professors who challenge you intellectually and spiritually! They will take your hidden talents and skills and expose them for you to see. The homework may be challenging, but it's only strengthening you.
Academic Rigor
The homework load is big but bearable. I have been able to balance my work load with my social life. I've really had to make sure I'm making time for all my school work before I invest time in my other activities.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is great! I have made amazing connections with the girls on my floor. It's like one big sleepover because you're living right across the hall from all your best friends!
Food and Dining
Dining is alright. I mean, we have a really wide selection of food and we can take as much as we want. The food isn't always the best or that full of flavor but at least we are able to fill our bellies up every day!
What to do for fun
Hmm. I go on walks with friends and longboard. I also like to go to Zumba class and read books on the lawn while the sunsets!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is this really beautiful spot on campus that is tucked away and only a few people know about it. It's full of vines and flowers that cascade down the wall and there's these big outdoor couches and it feels like you're escaping the world.
Great for these types of students
Students who like to have a personal, close-knit study body.
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Kara from Edmond, OK

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The class size is small which provides individual help from teacher to student. The campus is always clean and easy get around on. The cafeteria serves wonderful food all day long.
Tips for prospective students
It is a safe and well rounded campus. Also consider the class size to be a blessing. one on one allows you learn and understand all the knowledge that you will there in the class.
Academic Rigor
allows you to find out what you are really interested in.
Dorm Life
I'm a commuter so i don't have a lot of knowledge on this subject.
Food and Dining
Love the food! always fresh and healthy choices.
What to do for fun
Go down to bricktown and see a new showing movie or catch a base ball game.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
there is a memorial to 911 and to the Oklahoma City bombing.
Great for these types of students
some one who likes small class size and personal reaction with the professors.
Clubs and Activities
there is service clubs, and clubs within your major and a lot of intramural sports for those looking to work out with a challenge.
Greek Life
there are numerous service clubs on campus that you can rush on campus.
Campus Safety
cop always on patrol allows me to feel safe while im on campus
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Dakota from Jones, OK

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The university is filled with amazing students and faculty. I feel at home, and that's the whole goal of OC. Professors are eager to help you, and the small class sizes gives you a better opportunity to get answers to your questions in class.
Tips for prospective students
Sign up for their online community and make friends. That's how I meant some of the people at school I hang out with now. Most importantly, open up! Say hi to everyone because I guarantee a conversation will be started. Attend campus events as well. It will help you get familiar with the campus. Also, when Earn Your Wings approaches remember to let loose and have fun. That's where you are going to meet some of your best friends!
Academic Rigor
The academics here are spectacular. I love the challenge that it gives you, but it's not to stressful either. I am going on my 3rd month into my first semester and things are starting to pick up, but everything is going very well. The teachers are always eager to help you, because they want you to succeed. Also, they set you up with a lot of resources. There is no excuse for bad grades in most of your classes. As long as you listen to the lectures, take notes, and do your tests.. you should be amazing!
Dorm Life
The dorms are kind of small, but then again what do you expect? The roommates here are spectacular since we have international students it is amazing to be roomed with one so you can learn about other cultures rather than your own. With me being a Family Studies major, I think it is awesome that they pair you up with international students. Dorms are dorms, but they are fairly nice.
Food and Dining
Cafeteria food is never any good to me anyway, but the food here is pretty good for a caf. There is always something different, not everyone has to eat the same meal. I like that you can try some new things, and go back for something else if you did not like it.
What to do for fun
They have a gym with working equipment that all students can use, they are in the process of paving a 3.1 mile track around the campus for student use, they also have sand volleyball and basketball courts. Attend your schools games, they are fun to go to and learn the chants we sing. Also, sign up for intramural sports. They are fun as well.
Bang for the buck
I love that you get what you pay for here on campus. You pay for outstanding academics, amazing professors, and you get an added bonus which is strengthening your spiritual life.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Being a private-christian university, you must attend Chapel every day at 11am. It is also required you take 1 bible class a semester.
Great for these types of students
People who want to makes friends, looking for smaller hands on class sizes, and people who want to grow in Jesus.
Greek Life
Our university does not have Fraternities for Sororities
Campus Safety
There are times when I have left campus at 10:30 and walked out to my car and felt completely safe. We have plenty of campus security to secure your safety.
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Ashley from Fort Worth, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
OC's main goal is to encourage their students to desire God in everything they do. They are committed to each individual and I rate this school a perfect 10. My school shows morality and humility in everything that they do.
Tips for prospective students
Tips for prospective students is to visit the school to see how great it is. When you get there everyone will be willing to help you with anything you need.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are very capable of helping you to learn what you need to learn in order to be successful. They are here to push you to find the answer and to think on your own. The teachers here want you to succeed and expect you to put your best foot forward. OC is one of the top schools academically among others.
Dorm Life
There are curfew times while staying in the dorms but the time are very understandable. The latest curfew time is 1:00am. The hall directors will make sure you are in you dorms after that curfew time to ensure you're safety at all time. The cost to wash your clothes is completely free. There is a lobby area in the dorms where you can hang out and watch appropriate movies with all your friends including one's from the opposite sex but with supervision of course. The rules are very much reasonable as far as boys/girls in the opposite dorms and such. The community bathroom are kept clean and you can study anywhere.
Food and Dining
The cafe is open for a good length of time with nonstop meals. If they are out of something they will quickly refill it. There is an omelet bar during breakfast time where you watch the cooks make your eggs in front of you. They serve everything in each food group for lunch and dinner as well.
What to do for fun
OC has many areas where you can just hang out and do proactive things with your classmates. There's sand volleyball and ping pong tables. You can also play pool. Our gym is open to everyone if you want to go and swim in the pool or just lift some weights and get in shape. A Lot of people mingle while working out. Just about anywhere on the campus you can sit and play your guitar or listen to someone playing their music.
Bang for the buck
This is a private university so it definetely costs but it is small and intimate so you're not just a number here. Most of the people you meet you will see them all the time. They provide a caring and giving environment with great Christian values. They are also patient and understanding with payments and everything.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year when incoming freshman come to OC they is just a full week dedicated to them. There are a bunch of bonding activities. There is a signature volleyball competition as well as video challenges among different groups an so on. The freshman go to Dry Glutch and have fun swimming and playing games. We ride go karts and other fun activities while also taking time out to worship. The freshman also put on a talent show and even the faculty and staff but on a talent show as well.
Clubs and Activities
We have a lot of clubs. We have intramural sports teams where each club on campus competes against one another. The sports are softball, kickball, ping pong, flag football, two person volleyball, swimming, and many more. The clubs range from delta, freshman club, gamma rho, and other sororities and fraternities.
Campus Safety
There is a police station on campus so whenever you need help or anything they are right there and there is also a number that you can easily reach them at as well.
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