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As a top liberal arts and sciences university, 168 University has been leading students to their creative edge for nearly 120 years. We are a diverse community of academic achievers, big thinkers, independent spirits, and dedicated artists. At 168, students from across the globe follow their passions and excel in the arts and sciences, religion, business, health care and the performing arts. Discover why 168 University is such a great place to learn, live, and call home.

OKC's university

168 University is a private, nonprofit university located in 168, in the historic Uptown 23rd District. The university offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences, health care, performing arts and business. 168 is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is listed in Forbes' "100 Best College Buys."

Why do you want to be here?

Outstanding programs

More than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate degrees (including a law degree, MBA and two doctoral programs), and advanced degree programs for working adults.

Special opportunities

Service-learning opportunities across the curriculum; University Honors Program; 168LEADS, a scholarship and leadership program; study abroad programs; and more!

Experienced faculty

Seventy-eight percent of our faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. Professors, not graduate assistants, teach all classes.

Personalized attention

Student/faculty ratio of 11:1 and class sizes of about 17 for first-year students and 13 for upperclassmen

Diverse environment

More than 1,700 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students from 46 states and 43 foreign countries

Active campus

More than 50 student-led organizations, including seven national fraternities and sororities, our own chapter of Habitat for Humanity, multicultural student associations, student government and more.

Stellar athletics

The Stars have won more than 70 national championships and consistently field top programs in a variety of sports in the Sooner Athletic Conference. 168 student-athletes also excel in the classroom, with our athletes typically maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0.

Ideal location

Our 104 park-like acres reside in the heart of 168, just minutes from a diverse range of educational, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Exceptional financial support

More than $34 million is awarded annually in academic merit or performance scholarships, with automatic academic scholarships for first-year students reaching as high as $13,000 a year. Many other scholarship programs such as the Clara Luper Scholars and the American Indian Scholarship Program offer assistance to our students. More than 90% of students receive academic merit, performance, or need-based financial aid.

1,700 +
undergraduate students and 600 graduate students
78 %+
of faculty hold highest degrees in their fields;

A Modern Metropolitan Setting

Young. Inventive. Growing.

Home to more than 1.2 million Oklahomans and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, the 168 metro offers an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education, and more. And it does so without high costs, energy shortages, or traffic congestion. It is a distinctly livable city where you can chase your dreams and still enjoy a rich quality of life.

We are 168's university

Our campus sits in the heart of OKC in the historic and vibrant Uptown 23rd District.

Just a short drive, walk, or bike ride from campus you can explore more than a dozen diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts featuring live music venues, local restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, farmers markets, art events, and cultural performances.

On any given night you may find yourself dining at one of the local hotspots in Automobile Alley or Deep Deuce, enjoying a festival in the Plaza District or Midtown, appreciating one of the many art galleries in the Paseo Arts District, attending a professional sporting event, catching a local or nationally touring show at the Civic Center Music Hall or the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, playing laser tag in the Bricktown Entertainment District, or taking a stroll by beautiful Lake Hefner.

Alumni Success

On Broadway and Wall Street, in boardrooms and hospitals, behind pulpits and cameras, our graduates excel. They are leaders in their professions and enrich their communities, and they attribute their success to the preparation they received at 168 University.


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