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Engineering is the application of mathematics and science to develop products, processes, or systems that positively impact people’s lives.

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Engineers turn ideas into reality. Engineers design products, build machinery, design and build factories to produce the products, discover new materials, use new materials in product development, and connect the world via highways, bridges, tunnels, and internet. Engineers also test and improve products, processes, and systems. They work closely with scientists in applying the new discoveries to improve products, processes, and systems to benefit the humankind.

Is Engineering Right for Me?

If you like:

  • Applying principles of math and science
  • Problem solving using scientific principles
  • Designing products, processes, and systems
  • Challenging and intellectually stimulating career
  • Helping improve the way we live

Then consider majoring in engineering, computer science, or environmental science.

Undergraduate Admission

We're so excited you're considering the University of Oklahoma, one of Princeton Review’s top public universities in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. The first step on your path to becoming a Sooner is to apply! Each application is read thoroughly, thoughtfully and fairly to evaluate all-around excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership, service, citizenship and character.

If you decide this is the right fit for you, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Apply early. Our scholarship deadline for incoming freshmen is Feb.1.
  • Our application includes an essay. You can find the questions here. Practice your writing skills.
  • Focus on your studies. Academic rigor is important.

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Graduate Admission Criteria

Applicants must meet or exceed the University if Oklahoma Graduate College Requirements. Additionally applicants should check with each of the schools in the College of Engineering for more specific guidelines and requirements in each graduate degree and applicants must fill out an additional application with the College of Engineering.

To have a competitive application, applicants should meet or exceed:

  • 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the most recent two years of their academic work
  • Verbal GRE Score:  130-170
  • Quantitative GRE Score:  130-170
  • Analytical Writing GRE Score:  0.00-6.00

Previous research experience and publications will also be a significant factor in an applicant's evaluation, especially for Ph.D. programs.  Recommendation letters and other demonstrations of academic and research skills will be taken into account as well.

Applications will be reviewed by the faculty in each program area.

Students are expected to participate fully and effectively in all classroom educational activities. For this reason, the University requires all students for whom English is not a native language to demonstrate satisfactory language proficiency by earning a score of 550 (written), 213 (computer based), 79 (IBT) or greater on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination before being admitted. For more information about this exam, visit or learn about the University's Institutional TOEFL exam at