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Opportunities here stretch as far as the eye can see. You'll get real experience to start your career off on the right track. And a big dose of Cowboy spirit in a community you'll be proud to call home.

Why OSU?

Academics & Research

  • Top 50 Public Universities in America (, 2024).
  • Honors curriculum listed top 10 in the nation (Willingham, 2018).
  • No. 1 (out of 22) Colleges with the Best Academics in Oklahoma (Niche, 2024)
Academics Facts & Rankings


  • No. 1 (out of 22) Best Value Colleges in Oklahoma (Niche, 2024).
  • No. 76 (out of 4,000+) Best Public Schools for Scholarships (GoodCall, 2016).
  • Over 50% of OSU students graduate with zero student loan debt.
Affordability Facts & Rankings

Quality of Life

  • Top 10 in the U.S. for sustainability (Times Higher Education, 2023).
  • Largest comprehensive university student union in the world.
  • Located in America's friendliest college town.
Quality of Life Facts & Rankings

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Learn the code

Research that improves lives

and strengthens communities
Research at OSU, a Carnegie R1 research university, is relevant, accessible and beneficial — whether it’s exploring basic scientific questions or applied concepts that directly impact lives. OSU is listed in Carnegie Classifications of Institutions’ top tier for research universities.

The Year of the Cowboy

Celebrating 100 years of Frank Eaton's legacy
Hold on to your cowboy hats as we gear up to honor Eaton, Pete and 100 years of Cowboy history with a series of special events, exclusive memorabilia and more.
A special tradition was born in the early 1920s when Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M College) began searching for a new mascot. The true roots of Pistol Pete date back to a century ago, when the character originated from legendary cowboy Frank B. Eaton. Since then, Pistol Pete has continued to serve as a widely recognized symbol of our bright and welcoming OSU spirit.
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Living the Code

with President Kayse Shrum
Living the Code is a special video series presented by Dr. Shrum which showcases the stories of OSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and stakeholders who embody the Cowboy Code.
The latest episode of the series features OSU Police Chief Leon Jones. Since joining the department in 1994, Jones has made it his mission to build a better relationship with the campus community. He has served in many impactful roles over the years and took over as chief in August 2017, becoming the first African American to hold the position.

Cyclone Cowboys look to stir up the competition Cyclone Cowboys look to stir up the competition Nov 28

A team of Oklahoma State University students is showcasing its engineering prowess in the 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition. The Cyclone Cowboys — in only their second year — are aiming to win this time around.

OAIRE named to ‘Fast Company’s’ Next Big Things in Tech List OAIRE named to ‘Fast Company’s’ Next Big Things in Tech List Nov 28

The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education at Oklahoma State University has been named to ‘Fast Company’s’ third annual Next Big Things in Tech list, honoring technology breakthroughs that promise to shape the future of industries — from health care and security to artificial intelligence and data.



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