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It's an alright school.BrightArt & Design Department
It's an alright school. IF you are looking for a Christian environment then its the place for you. Was it worth for someone like myself to transfer not really. I could of have gotten a similar experience at different schools and they might of have been better. Some of their rules would probably turn away future students. If you do not care about some of the housing rules then come to this school. Freshmen will have to deal with curfew until they are Sophomores. Also dorms are segregated so you not be able to visit each other's room except for certain days but they are usually worthless. Until junior/senior year you can live in their apartments but they are not off campus. They are technically on campus housing. If you are a full time student you will have to go to chapel and other Ethos related event about 65 times. The system uses kudos for every Ethos event you go to. If you live off campus, a student athlete, living in your parents' house, going to another campus, or have an internship you can get them reduced depending on the hours you have. If you ever liked using the word kudos well you probably won't like using it anymore. Clubs are a way for students to socialize, play intramurals, and other activities. They are kinda like fraternities and sororities but at the same time they are not. If you want a fraternity or sorority do not go here. You will not find those experiences. Would I come back here if given the chance no. I would have gone somewhere else where the challenges are reasonable. Everyone has their own kind of fun. Make sure yours are similar to the students on your campus.
5th Year Male -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: B+, Education Quality: D+
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It's mostly just a really expensive church campAverageEngineering Department
It's mostly just a really expensive church camp for kids who've been raised to fear the real world, lack the skills to interact with people outside their own worldview and possess an inability to cope with diversity. If you want immersed in institutional groupthink and you have plenty of money to spend to accommodate your preconceptions and biases, this is the place to go.

Remember, every employee of OC is member of the same religion. OC doesn't even hire outside of its denomination, which kind of narrows the pool of qualified people. And that pool constantly shrinks, as the Church of Christ is declining in membership rapidly.

To be fair, there are a few really good, mind-expanding professors. Some I disliked, but still respected immensely. But mostly, the faculty and administration are a bunch of glorified camp counselors constantly meddling to exert their moral superiority over you.

A good 75-85% of the professors are pretty much third-string. Not bad people or unqualified, but not exactly academic all-stars, either. For the money, you should get more than a few top notch people.

The problem of professor quality is exacerbated by the small faculty. By your junior year, you will likely have the same prof twice or three times a day. Even a high-quality prof, in back-to-back classes for 4 hours, is taxing. I had one professor twice M/W/F and twice T/Th for two semesters.

Compare OC faculty against OU professors. OU has absolutely first-rate, world-renown scholars, at a fraction of OC's tuition, with a fraction of the rules. And employers / grad schools don't instinctively scoff at an OU transcript like they do an OC sheet (yes, this will happen if you aspire to anything outside of The Baptist Belt). You will find yourself constantly justifying your education against your professional peers.

If your ACT/SAT is good enough to get into OU or OSU, go to those institutions for substantially greater educational and personal value. You won't have to worry about hair codes, getting in trouble for dancing, mandatory daily chapel, mandatory 16 credit hours of Bible classes that waste time and money, curfews, modesty dress codes, room inspections, heavy-handed campus police, petty tattletale RAs, etc.

Look, it's not a terrible hellish place. But someday as an adult you might look back on your college years and realize you cheated yourself out of a robust life experience simply because you believed people telling you the world is a terrible place.

Don't outsource your life experiences and education to people who create an artificial "Christian environment" for you. Take charge and make your own Christian environment. Be the the Christian environment you want to see.Professors who read this: You can do better than OC. Free yourself of the constraints of this school. You've worked so hard to earn the right to create, think, speak freely and be taken seriously. Stop pretending you are content with the restrictions imposed by a dogmatic school.

4th Year Male -- Class 1999
Friendliness: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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If you're an education major, go somewhere else .
4th Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Maintenance: B+, Education Quality: F
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