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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: University of Central Oklahoma

The University of Central Oklahoma is located on 210 acres in the metropolitan city Edmond. This year, the university is proudly celebrating its 125th birthday. UCO offers 117 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs to a student body of more than 17,000. The school is known for many outstanding academic programs including forensic science, graphic design, accounting, music theater, and mass communications. The university has the regions only accredited professional golf management program, jazz studies, and academy of contemporary music. Central is also the first university in the nation to be named the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site.

There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved on campus. Students can spend time admiring art in the College of Fine Arts and Design Galleries, or get active at the Center for Outdoor Adventure Recreation. There is also a boathouse, performance lab, wellness center, and jazz club all on campus.


David Courtright, UCO student, sitting outside the union

Name: David Courtright

Year: Junior

Major: Theater Arts: Performance

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Why did you choose to attend the University of Central Oklahoma?

I figured nineteen years was long enough to decide if it was worth it to finish my undergraduate degree.  Plus the smaller class sizes appealed to me as it would mean more one on one time with the teachers and professors.

What do you like most about UCO?

They offer improv classes as part of the curriculum.  It’s nice to see a fringe theater art being taught to everybody.

What do you like most about living in Edmond?

It’s a wonderful community that has a lot to offer someone, from its’ family friendly entertainment, to its’ museums, to its’ active night life.

What do you like to do for fun/hobbies?

I love to perform with Central Improv! Take nature walks and read.


If you are interested in attending the University of Central Oklahoma you can check out the Online Guide. On the online guides you can see local restaurants and shops, view campus and admissions information, learn about university top points of pride, view the campus map and more!

View the University of Central Oklahoma Online Guide

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