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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).
  • Most Truman Scholars (for graduate study in public service) in Oklahoma.
  • Honors curriculum listed top 10 in the nation (Willingham, 2018).
Academics Facts & Rankings


  • Top 100 Best College Values (Kiplinger, 2017).
  • 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

  • Largest comprehensive university student union in the world.
  • Students routinely log thousands of volunteer hours each year.
  • Located in America's friendliest college town.
Quality of Life Facts & Rankings

We are all Cowboys

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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STATE Magazine

Vol. 19, No. 1 features the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU as it celebrates its 75th anniversary of serving the state
STATE magazine covers current research, campus events, alumni achievements and historic moments from OSU’s proud history. The Fall 2023 issue also highlights the Great Plains Center of Excellence, the Women for OSU Symposium's 15th anniversary, President Shrum's new Living the Code series and more.

OSU med student spends summer as NIH research intern OSU med student spends summer as NIH research intern Sep 21

Second-year OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student Sachi Pathak wants to not only treat patients as a physician, but also find ways to cure their illnesses through research. Her skills in a lab earned her a summer internship this year at the National Institutes of Health, where she was one of only 50 medical students from across the country accepted into the prestigious research internship program.



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