“I’m glad I transferred to USAO because the tuition is really affordable and the faculty are brilliant. The small classes really allow me to easily communicate with my instructors. I didn’t know how much I loved chemistry until my professors showed me.”
“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.”
“I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and I went to Del City High School. I’m a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. I chose these majors because I absolutely love children; they are my passion. Helping them be successful in life would be an amazing job to have.
"The best part of my job is working with students. USAO has set rigorous admissions standards, guaranteeing high quality students and small class sizes. This allows each student to receive personal attention. I enjoy the fact that I know my students and can work with them, one-on-one, to help them achieve their academic goals."
“I’m a creative person. The arts have always been appealing to me and when it came to choosing a college, I knew liberal arts was the way I wanted to go. USAO won my heart over. No boring curriculum, no being in debt, plus I’m close to home; my choice was obvious.”
Art major Heather Heck is on the honor roll and is part of the USAO Ambassadors, Gay Straight Alliance and Art Club.
“It’s commitment to excellence while still being a small campus is what make USAO so unique,” said Pool.
Daniel Pool is a 21-year-old senior psychology major from Lindsay, Oklahoma. He came to USAO because his brothers had attended here before and he was already comfortable on campus and with the faulty. Pool is a member of the Psychology Club, Psi Chi, the Zombie Survivalist Club and The Society for Creative Anachronisms. He has been on the honor roll and a part of the Psi Chi National Honor Society.
"With such a small student-to-teacher ratio, students have the opportunity to build valuable relationships with professors, which enables us to really get the most out of a course. Professors I’ve never even had in class before know me and say hello when they see me on campus."
"People at USAO in my opinion are absolutely unique. I'm not talking about only students, but even faculty and staff working here are amazing. Being an international student I don't have a chance to see my family a lot, but USAO became my new family in the United States. Every person on campus is each other's friend. I think it's resulted from the small size of our college which brings an amazing friendly atmosphere to USAO."
"My professional life has always been mission driven and centered around working with people. In my position with Alumni Development at USAO, I get work with Alumni, current students, staff and faculty, all in support of the mission to educate students for meaningful, purposeful lives. How cool is that?!"
Laura Wijkowski Administrative Assistant for Alumni Development