Oklahoma City University '12
Majoring in Theatre, Arts, and Media Management
Member since 3/9/2010
While most students are in Fine arts and are usualy too busy to go to games, the teams at our school are very great. I personally have no problem mingling with Athleets through greek life and I love to have friends outside of my major. The new mascot is also pretty awesome.
Serious need of improvement – If you live in the cheaper dorms, you are SOL. Students living in the apartments get their own lot and so does the students in the expencive Meth Hall. Otherwise there isn't a lot of parking available. students have only a small parking lot near the dorms or a larger parking lot all the way by the gym. The Law studnets basically get free reign to any parking that is convenient. Also the Buisness school have a huge lot which is rarely full that only professors and commuting students can park. The worst parking is at the frat houses where they have almost no parking.
I wouldnt be greek anywhere else – I am a greek, but I never wanted to join untill I actually met the people. The organizations are small, comparatively, and few. Only 3 Sororities and 3 Frats. There are houses but only 2 of the frats have houses with bedrooms. Tenatively there will be a greek row built by the school in a few years. The greeks are for the most part friendly and don't get into huge brawls. Some small pranks, but all are harmless. No on campus parties happen with greeks because we are on a dry campus. Here Greeks aren't all about drinking and sex life, but are about friendship and phillanthropy.
Its a very expencive school and the new finantial aid advisers aren't very freindly. I got a great scholarship from my high ACT scores and from my department. Otherwise if you don't get federal aid you won't be getting any jobs without a lot of effort.
Wait Five Minutes and It'll Change – One of the reasons I won't stay in Oklahoma. For the most part its windy and warm. Then suddenly in the winter it will be windy and freezing. Beware of Snowpacalypse'. Not too much rain, but you'll want to bring a jacket anywhere you go.
Pretty Good – I love the Gym. Though it is small its hardly ever over crowded. If you want a quiet workout go in the afternoon or in the morning. The Library is great, I reccomend bringing your own printer though. We now have a 24-hour student center where you can get away from your room and have study groups. Capmus activities are many anf often, students aren't very high on spirit but now that we have a mascot which livens up people.
Room for Improvement – The dining options on campus aren't exactly five star. The buffet style cafeteria is great during the times when students are visiting or on big campus events, but on other days they cooks get a little too creative with the pizza. The Cafe is nice but doesn't have a lot of options and tends to take a long time due to lack of employees. Food isn't that great and the hours are not convenient for dancers. They are working to improve these though and they are much better than my Freshman year 3 years ago.
Resume Building – OCU has a lot to offer budding Theatre Artists with 5 Equity members and one USA member as professors. Students are very friendly and the classes are small so you get a lot of interaction with your professor. (That means no disruptive classmates) I have a full resume of shows I've worked on and OCU works with 3 other theatres in the area. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, City Rep and Oklahoma Children's Theatre. You have to be prepared to always be busy and while I can juggle SGA and Greek life, I don't suggest getting too involved.
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