Drover Proud

Phil Barnes/ Physical Education

I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t gone to USAO. There’s no question about it. You don’t think so at the time at you are being molded, but that’s why I am where I am.

Beaty in training room

Leslie Beaty

USAO is a wonderful place that makes everyone feel at home. Everyone is accepted here regardless of how they live.

Megan Bell / Communications

I chose to come to USAO because of its size. The professors get to know you on a personal level. You also have a great opportunity to get involved with the university organizations and school spirit...

Chris Bennett

Education lives or dies by the strength of its teachers, and USAO’s warrant particular mention for their unflagging dedication to the interdisciplinary idealism that defines the university.

Jim Blalock

My IDS instructors were passionate about their disciplines. They challenged me and they made me raise my standards on what I expected out of myself. I really feel like I learned how to think...

Andrea Brock

Chickasha is a wonderful community to be a part of. I loved every minute of my time in college at USAO and always look forward to going back for a visit.

Daniel Brunner

What I liked about the liberal arts was the balance of the technical, tactical and the logical. No matter what your field, you need to be able to analyze situations, and USAO helps you to do that.

Versia Burdex-Williams

USAO was a building block to my current success with my career and culture...

Brandon Case in office

Brandon Case

USAO is a great place to get a degree with its small class sizes and ample opportunities for one-on-one visits with professors. My liberal arts education gave me the essential tools to be a critical...

Denise Castillo/ Anadarko, OK / 2011

I believe the American Indian Studies program is an interdisciplinary array of studies within itself. The range of topics from political, cultural and literature, as well as many off campus...

Wendy Chambers/ Graduate Assistant at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas

USAO validated and made real my choice of following an artistic path. I would not be the person or the artist that I am today without the knowledge, discipline and support of the outstanding faculty...

Melanie Clason

My professors at USAO always went the extra mile to be certain that I was ready to graduate and to be able to apply myself in my dream profession.

Lindi Collins/ Art (BFA)

My time at USAO helped to cultivate my artistic self in a way that I could professionally apply to a business. Those are your formative adolescent adult years; you’re forming your self confidence as...

Jed Copley

Like any school, your grades at USAO are determined by your own effort and desire to learn, but the smaller student body and genuinely enthusiastic professors allow for a rewarding true learning...

Chanel Dae Lantz / Art

Now that I'm finally here, I'm realizing more and more that USAO is like a big family. USAO has so much to offer from its art department. So, it was like a dream come true for me and probably every...

Kathryn Daniels / Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Everyone from my professors to the ladies in the cafeteria always make me happy, I chose to come to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Jordan Danser

Having attended as a high school student, it gave me a great opportunity to get the feel of what USAO was like. 

Meghan Duggins / Deaf Education

The Deaf Education program has really elevated my thinking in regards to teaching. I feel like I will leave with a lot of tools for my 'mental toolbox.' I really enjoy my studies and I know I made...

Laura Edwards

Laura Edwards

The number one thing that prepared me is the interdisciplinary focus. I teach kindergarten and especially at the early childhood level showing students how everything is connected is really, really...

Evans, Troutt Hall

J.C. (Benda) Evans

If it wasn’t for the education I received at USAO, I wouldn’t be where I am today. The education I received prepared me not just for medical school, but also for life outside of school.

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