University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

17th Street And Grand Avenue, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322
Tel: (405)224-3140
Public | 985 students
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the state's public liberal arts college. Its mission is to provide the public with a distinctive and accessible liberal arts and sciences education. In combining an interdisciplinary core curriculum with superior instruction in major fields of study, USAO aims to provide a thorough education that prepares students for meaningful, purposeful lives.

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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
CountyGrady County, OK
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
71 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment985 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
867 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
118 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
9%1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
5%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
78%84%
% Two or more races
4%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$4,320$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$10,176$24,744
 
Percent Admitted39%64%
SAT Math (25-75%)410-540460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)430-520440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2520-25

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  • The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma is located in Chickasha, a friendly community in a region of Oklahoma rich in history and culture. USAO is proud to have a chance to introduce the campus, faculty, and distinctive program through this website. Liberally educated men and women think and act critically, creatively, and humanely. They take charge of their lives and develop their unique potentials with reason, imagination, and human concern. USAO accepts the challenge to provide an academic and social environment that promotes liberal learning. Welcome to USAO!
  • The program was designed with one basic idea in mind: the citizen of the future must understand the world in ways that reach through specific disciplines - and beyond.
  • USAO offers 23 degree programs across the spectrum, plus 13 pre-professional programs such as pre-law and pre-pharmacy. USAO is a public liberal arts college, one of only a few in the nation.
  • An educated person does not merely possess a set of skills. A truly educated person understands that ideas expressed in literature, philosophy, art, music, religion, and political and social movements have changed the world. USAO students are taught those ideas and come to understand the complicated processes through which ideas are created, and how events in the world are reflections of those ideas, and how the events generate new ideas. Learning to think in this way cannot be accomplished quickly. Therefore our students commit 50 credit hours, spanning their entire college career, to the Inter-Disciplinary Studies (IDS) program. This commitment also fosters a connection between faculty and students who, unable to completely withdraw into one academic department, interact with a wide range of people, ideas and viewpoints on a daily basis.
  • University Of Science And Arts Of Oklahoma is Accredited by North Central Association Of Colleges And Schools Continuously since 1920 , National Council For Accreditation Of Teacher Education, Oklahoma State Department Of Education, Council On Education Of The Deaf, National Association Of Schools Of Music.
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