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5 Best Colleges in Oklahoma

Friday, 19 Nov 2010 04:47 PM

Oklahoma, located in the Central Plains of the country, has several colleges and universities that offer education at state-of-the-art facilities.
Most colleges and universities in Oklahoma are located amidst beautiful landscapes that attract students and offer a great atmosphere for learning. Modest tuition fees and a low cost of living in the state make Oklahoma colleges and universities a popular choice for students.
Here is a list of five of the best colleges In Oklahoma.
1. University of Oklahoma: Established in 1890 and based in Norman, it is ranked 108th on U.S. News And World Report’s list of the best colleges and universities. It is also very popular among students who are sports enthusiasts, since the Oklahoma Sooner Football team is considered one of the best in the country. There are around 20,000 undergraduates enrolled here in various programs, that are nationally recognized. The Meteorology department in particular is very well-acclaimed.
2. University of Tulsa: This university was founded as a private, Presbyterian university in 1894. Its current enrollment is 2,882 students, making personalized attention possible for every student. Ranked 91st by the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the best colleges and universities in the country, its Petroleum Engineering department is recognized as one of the best in the world. The university was ranked 6th by the Princeton Review for quality of life offered to students.
3. Oklahoma State University: It is known to focus on Mechanical Engineering and Agriculture, making it one of the best universities in the country for these courses. It has around 19,000 undergraduate students studying on its campus in Stillwater. Princeton Review rates OSU as one of the best value colleges in the country.
4.  University Of Central Oklahoma: This University based in Edmond, was founded in 1890 for training teachers and is still a renowned institution for high quality education. It specializes in Jazz studies and offers students the opportunity to perform at the neighboring Jazz Lab.
5. Northeastern State University: Established in 1851 in the then Indian territory, it is known for its rich historical tradition. Even today you will find more Native American students here than in any other university in the country. The university has grown in and has an enrollment of about 8,362. Oklahoma’s only College of Optometry is based out of Northeastern State University.
Oklahoma’s educational facilities indeed offer a lot of opportunities to students.

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