Category: UCO

Why I love Oklahoma 🦬

Hi! My name is Giannina Albines, and you might have already seen me around or in videos. I am in a lot of them! I am from Peru, a country located in South America. I moved to Oklahoma three years ago. I went back to visit Peru once, but since COVID started, I could not go back. During all this time, Oklahoma became my home. There are many reasons why I love Oklahoma, for example, the friendly people, the sky, the BBQ! etc.

Road trip to other States: Why is Oklahoma an ideal destination to start your road trips?

Hello, Apa Khabar, 你好. My name is Wei Nah Long. I’m a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Dance. Since I’m originally from Malaysia 🇲🇾, I can speak 4 different languages (Malay, English, Mandarin, and Cantonese), and currently learning the fifth (Korean)!

So there are many reasons why Oklahoma is a great place to stay in. One of those reasons is that Oklahoma is an ideal destination for you to start your road trips. Do you know Oklahoma is known as the land of ultimate road trips? And I am going to tell you why.

Yuyu’s Tips On Taking The IELTS Exam

Hi everyone, my name is Yuyu and I’m from Japan 🇯🇵! A little bit about me, I’m a senior here at UCO studying Marketing. I love fashion and exploring cute cafes around OKC. I also like playing instruments, eating, and trying new things!

So like you guys, when I applied to the university in the US, I had to submit something to prove my English skills. IELTS and TOEFL are the most popular English exams. Each university has its English requirement for incoming international students. At the University of Central Oklahoma, the condition is broadband 5.5 in IELTS, 61 in TOFLE IBT, or 500 in TOEFL PBT. So, how do you get these scores before admission? Don’t worry. I will tell all of you a secret to get these scores!

1. What is IELTS?
2. IELTS 4 sections explained
3. Tips for studying for IELTS
4. The day before the exam
5. On the day of the test

Unique Research Facilities at UCO

In a world where hands-on experience is king, it is imperative for students to have the right tools. The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has world class research facilities that both undergraduate and graduate students can enjoy. From research centers to a supercomputer funded by the National Science Foundation, students are able to collaborate with their peers and professors in order to deepen their learning and make an impact in our world. These opportunities are not only on campus; UCO is a critical player in work happening in the community and across the state.

Picture of STEM UCO Building

At UCO, we work tirelessly to provide our students with unique resources that can’t be found just anywhere. Did you know that UCO has a bat cave?!? 🦇

UCO Ranking and Accreditations

As the oldest university in Oklahoma, established in 1890, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has acquired over 50 national rankings and awards of which UCO students and faculty can be proud.
A graphic picture with 2 young students. One is holding a trophy above his head.

Through the years, UCO has been listed highly in rankings such as:

  • U.S. International University of the Year – Higher Education Review
  • Top Regional Universities in the West – U.S. News and World Report
  • #1 Jazz Ensemble Programs – Downbeat Magazine
  • Top 3 Strongest Professional Master’s Degree in Engineering Physics – American Institute of Physics
  • Top 10 Student Engagement Universities – Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
  • Top 20 Accredited Universities – Professional Golf Association
  • Top 20 National Debate Tournament – Cross Examination Debate Association

The United States of America does not have a Ministry of Education. As a result, university standards are measured by accreditation agencies. Universities with more prestigious academic programs go through the process of having their quality certified by accrediting agencies which specialize in specific academic disciplines.

Besides verifying academic quality, why do accreditations matter for students?