Is Oklahoma State really wildly popular with students? If so, why?

<p>MyPlan.com ranks Oklahoma State 22nd in the country out of 598 schools for Overall Student Satisfaction, and Princeton Review gives them a Quality of Life rating of 99 on their 60-99 scale. All the student survey comments on PR are glowing. Is all that for real? Why would it be so popular?</p>

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<p>Why do you ask or care?</p>

<p>Many come from in-state and choose it over the rival school, OU. It's a very self selected student body.</p>

<p>I think that's great information.
I am concerned on CC that students tend to imagine their happiness and future success are directly linked to the national ranking of their college.</p>

<p>T. Boone Pickens stadium</p>

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Why do you ask or care?

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<p>I just read that their NMF guaranteed scholarship is full tuition + room + board + extra.</p>

<p>I know a number of people who attended and they all enjoyed their time there. One was a resident of Arkansas and was close to full pay.</p>

<p>That is wonderful gadad. Do you have a kid applying to college this year? I have nothing against OSU or any college. But its not on most kids radar screen unless you are from the area.</p>

<p>Do they get very many kids from OOS? Do many of their kids go home on weekends?</p>

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I just read that their NMF guaranteed scholarship is full tuition + room + board + extra.

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I don't think that's quite accurate, but it is very close to a full ride. Definitely one of the best out there.
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Do they get very many kids from OOS? Do many of their kids go home on weekends?

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According to CollegeBoard, about 26% are OOS. I would guess that many are Texas kids who fall outside the top 8%. Stillwater is kind of in the middle of nowhere, so it's hard to imagine many people wanting to drive to OKC or Tulsa and back every weekend.</p>