Celebrating more than a century of service as Oklahoma's only public liberal arts college, the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma – nationally ranked for quality and value – is a recognized leader and innovator in interdisciplinary studies.
Founded in 1908 as the first college created by Oklahoma’s first Legislature, Science & Arts has always had a distinguished mission. Originally a women’s college, it was one of only seven such public institutions ever created in the United States. Changed to coeducational in 1965, Science & Arts continues today with its distinctive mission as a public university that provides academically- and artistically-talented students a challenging undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education. Science & Arts fosters diversity of thought and practice to help students realize meaningful, purposeful and productive lives as global citizens in a rapidly-changing world.
In 2020, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni once again awarded Science & Arts an “A” grade for the quality of its required core curriculum, better known to students as the interdisciplinary studies program. Science & Arts is the only Oklahoma university, and one of only 23 nationwide, to receive such a rating out of over 1,100 four-year institutions studied. Science & Arts is ranked #7 on Great Value College’s 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges West of the Mississippi list.
Like the best private liberal arts colleges, Science & Arts offers small classes, award-winning faculty, and a campus culture that fosters inclusivity, close faculty-student interaction and undergraduate research opportunities. Science & Arts offers a vibrant residential campus experience where our students have the opportunity to attend cultural events and fine arts performances, or cheer on our athletic teams as they compete in 13 NAIA sports. Science & Arts educates the whole person and encourages growth through public service.