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Q. How much does it cost to attend RSU?

A. See Tuition & Fees for detailed cost.

Q. Can I live on campus?

A. Yes.! We have a three-story luxury residence hall. See Residential Life for cost and application information.

Q. When should I apply for admissions?

A. Apply NOW for admission! We accept applications year round.

Q. When should I apply for financial aid and scholarships? 

A. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and part-time employment from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Financial need, available funds, student classification, and academic performance determine the types and amounts of aid awarded. See Financial Aid for application instructions. Scholarship awards will be made starting in early spring and will continue as funds permit. See Scholarships for application instructions.

Q. Can I take classes online?

A. Yes. RSU has established an online campus for those who cannot get to our campuses or want to take their courses when it is convenient for them. See RSU Online for more information.

Q. If I attend classes at the Pryor or Bartlesville campuses, do I have to enroll in Claremore?

A. In most cases, you can enroll for classes at any of our three campuses in Claremore, Pryor, or Bartlesville. That's part of the convenience! Veterans seeking admission must visit our Claremore campus to be advised by our Veterans Coordinator. See Veterans for more information.

Q. What exactly is a credit hour?

A. A credit hour is how many hours a student is in class each week. For example, if you are enrolled in a three credit hour math course you are in class approximately three hours each week.

Q. What is the student to teacher ratio at RSU?

A. Currently, the student-teacher ratio is 25 students to one instructor. That means more personal attention in the classroom!

Q. What degrees are available?

A. We now offer 15 bachelor's degrees including: Applied Technology, Biology, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Communications, Game Development, Justice Administration, Liberal Arts, and Social Science. (Many of these offer multiple options.) See Degree Choices for more.

Q. What is the difference between an Associate of Science, an Associate of Arts, and an Associate of Applied Science at RSU?

A. Associate in Science: Those students who successfully complete an approved program with major emphasis in math, the sciences, or pre-engineering are awarded an Associate of Science degree. Examples include majors such as Biological Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, and more. This is a two-year degree designed to transfer.

Associate in Arts: Those students who successfully complete an approved program with emphasis in a liberal arts humanities, social sciences, art or business subject area are awarded this degree. Examples include majors such as Art, Accounting, Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts, Radio-Television, and Social Sciences. This is a two-year degree designed to transfer.

Associate in Applied Science: Those students who successfully complete an approved occupational or technical education program are awarded this degree. Examples include majors such as Applied Technology, Nursing, and more. This two-year degree is not designed to transfer. Students completing one of these degrees at RSU may also pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree at RSU.  Students who ultimately want to pursue a bachelor degree at another institution should verify the ability to transfer the A.A.S. with that institution.