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  • Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University

  • 2 Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger

    A Message from Our President

    Northwesterns Mission:

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

    Whats Inside:3............................... Who We Are4................................Admissions5................................. Academics6........................... My Investment7......................................Housing8-9 ..........................Scholarships10-11.................. Life on Campus12-13 ............................. Athletics14........................... Enid Campus15.................Woodward CampusBack ................ Tour the Campus & Important Dates

    Dr. Cunningham met up with the members of the Ranger Rodeo team who were competing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., in June 2015.

    The President is a great supporter of everything Northwestern, from showing her Ranger Guns to welcoming students and families to Ranger Preview and Freshman Connection.

    Dr. Janet Cunningham leads the Presidents Leadership Class. Here, the group visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.

    I am very pleased that you are considering Northwestern Oklahoma State University as your college choice. Each year, hundreds of high school seniors and college transfers like you make the decision to call Northwestern home.

    As you research colleges and universities, you will find most of them have many similarities. Dig a little deeper and you will discover what makes Northwestern unique.

    Our academic courses are taught by qualified faculty who are experts in their fields and skilled at teaching. You will develop strong relationships with them as they mentor you and offer assistance outside of the classroom. Your education is of paramount importance to us and so you will not find teaching assistants leading classes at Northwestern.

    Northwestern offers convenience with three campuses serving northwest Oklahoma, online degree completion programs, and expanding opportunities at the University Center of Ponca City. In addition, there is no greater educational value than Northwestern. Our scholarship program is second to none with special incentive scholarships available at no other institution.

    But what ultimately will convince you that Northwestern is the place to earn your degree are the people. Visit our campuses and you will be greeted with a smile and a hello almost any place you go. Once you decide to become a Ranger, you truly join a family.

    Please use this viewbook to get an overview of our university. However, if you want the true Northwestern experience, schedule a campus visit today. I hope to see you on campus very soon.

    Janet Cunningham, Ed.D. President

    Class of 1976

  • Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger 3

    We are the Ranger Nation -- where your future can be as bright as you want it to be, and you instantly become one of the family.Alva, a small town with a relaxed atmosphere in northwest Oklahoma, is home to our main campus where a traditional college experience is offered. Youll be able to live in university housing, eat in the cafeteria or Student Center Snack Bar, attend numerous campus activities, join clubs and organizations or go to athletic events.Our Enid and Woodward campus sites (see pages 14-15) offer students convenience when it may not be possible to travel to Alva for classes.Employment opportunities on- and off-campus are available to our students.Our classes are small, so youre able to get a quality education, get to know your professors and make friends more easily.The Student Center is the central hangout for most students between classes. Here, you can grab a quick bite to eat, visit with friends or watch TV, browse the Internet in the small computer lab, or purchase Ranger gear and supplies in the bookstore.

    Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger

    15:1 Faculty/Student Ratio Fall 2014 overall enrollment was 2,171 #4 - Top 30 Most Attractive/Affordable Campuses

    (AffordableSchools.net) #5 - Most Affordable Small Colleges in America (BestValueSchools.

    com) National leader of lowest student debt AND Nations Most Affordable

    On-Campus Living (U.S. News & World Report) 57 percent of our students graduate with zero debt More than $1.5 million dispersed in institutional aid annually More than 90 percent of freshmen who apply get some type of aid Students attend from 38 states and 28 other countries Service Learning/volunteer opportunities available (441 students in

    class activities spent more than 6,000 hours helping nearly 31,000 people in 2014-15; and 638 club members spent nearly 2,000 hours helping more than 62,000 people)

    Top undergraduate majors are Education, Business Administration/Accounting, Nursing, Psychology, Criminal Justice

    Business, Education, Nursing and Social Work programs are nationally accredited

    School colors are red and black; Mascot is Rangers Wear Ranger gear/colors every Friday for Red & Black Friday

    More reasons to choose Northwestern!

    I love Northwestern! The people here are so friendly, and theres something here for everyone. Being a part of the Ranger family is a huge blessing. Going to school here is a great experience.

    ~ Elizabeth Mouser Stigler junior, Early Childhood Education

  • 4 Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger

    Curricular Requirements for High School Graduates Units Course Areas 4 English (Grammar, Composition, Literature) 3 Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district. General Science may not be used to meet this requirement)

    3 Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, AP Statistics) 3 History and Citizenship Skills (Including 1 unit of American History and 2 units from the subjects of History, Government, Geography, Economics, and/or Non-Western Culture)

    2 Additional Units (Any previously listed subjects, Computer Science, Foreign Language)

    Admissions Northwestern admission standards are established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and are based on performance and curricular requirements.Admission requirements to attend Northwestern may differ slightly whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer or returning after an absence. The information below should help with what youll need to do to become a member of the Ranger family.

    You may apply online by visiting www.nwosu.edu and clicking on the Apply Online graphic on the top right of the page, OR click on the Admissions Requirements link on the homepage to get a print version of the application. The application fee is $15.

    More information is available at www.nwosu.edu/admissions-requirements and www.nwosu.edu/apply-for-admissions.

    Apply for alternative admission

    Incoming Freshmen Admission Criteria

    Minimum ACT of 20 or SAT score of 940

    (CR+M)

    Ranked in Top 50% of high school class & minimum

    CGPA of 2.7

    2.7 GPA in the 15 units of required

    high school courses above

    OR OR OR

    Transfer Admission Criteria

    Minimum 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0

    scale

    Transcript from each college attended with admission

    application

    AND

    Oklahoma is amazing, but Northwesterns community/campus is the best place on earth. This university has an outstanding reputation of showing love and support to students even before they commit to becoming Rangers. Why? Because Northwestern does not simply just go through the motions. Northwestern takes every opportunity possible to give students the success they dream for. Being crowned Miss Northwestern is the highest honor I have ever received, simply because I was chosen to represent the thousands of successful individuals who love this place as much as I do. Ride, Rangers, Ride!

    ~ Chelsay Adams, Miss Northwestern 2015 2015 Graduate from Mooreland, Mass Communication

  • Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger 5

    Bachelors Degree ProgramsAccountingAgricultureAgriculture EducationBiologyBusiness AdministrationChemistryComputer ScienceCriminal Justice

    EducationEnglishGeneral StudiesHealth & Sports ScienceHistoryMass CommunicationMathematicsMusic Nursing

    Organizational LeadershipPolitical SciencePsychologySocial WorkSociologySpanishSpeech & TheatreTechnical Management** BA of Applied Arts & Science

    Master of Artsin American Studies

    Master of Education Elementary Education

    with options in: Educational Leadership

    Curriculum and Instruction

    School Counseling Reading Specialist

    Master of Education Secondary Education

    with options in: Adult Education Management and Administration*

    Curriculum and Instruction

    Educational Leadership

    Non-Certificate Option*

    Certification Options Elementary/Secondary

    Principal Reading Specialist School Counselor

    Master of CounselingPsychology

    Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Masters Degree Programs

    Pre-Dentistry & Dental HygienePre-EngineeringPre-LawPre-Medicine

    Pre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-OsteopathyPre-Pharmacy

    Pre-Professional FieldsPre-Physical TherapyPre-Physicians AssistantPre-Radiologic Therapy

    Agriculture EducationEarly Childhood EducationElementary EducationEnglish Education

    Teaching FieldsHealth & Sports ScienceMathematics EducationMusic Education

    Natural Science EducationSocial Science EducationSpecial Education

    Academics

    Accounting