The Stillwater campus, established in 2003, serves multiple missions to area students. Primarily a Gateway Program, the Stillwater campus serves students who would otherwise not be admitted to Oklahoma State University. The campus, however, also admits students seeking general education courses that transfer to other comprehensive colleges and universities. Northern Stillwater admits approximately 300 new Students each fall and spring semester, serving some 1,700 students.
Premier Education Community
Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the fastest growing cities in America and selected by CNN Money as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, Stillwater is a remarkable city with quality neighborhoods, excellent schools, and low cost living. Stillwater has been ranked among America’s 100 Safest Cities and is one of the top micropolitan areas for quality of life.
Stillwater is a surprisingly international community with more than 100 countries represented at Oklahoma State University; which creates a blend of ethnic dining and shopping opportunities, normally found in much larger communities. This international attribute permeates the entire city with over 35 different languages being spoken in the local school system.
Stillwater is the state’s premier education community and the entrepreneurial hub of Oklahoma’s technology triangle. With one of the nation’s top rated public school systems, Stillwater is the home of some of the region’s finest education and training institutions, including Oklahoma State University, Meridian Technology Center and Northern Oklahoma College.
Life in Stillwater
Becoming a resident is only half the fun. Stillwater is home to the OSU Botanic Gardens, five local museums, and numerous unique restaurants. Five area lakes offer various activities from boating, water-skiing and fishing to camping. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy intercollegiate sports with Oklahoma State University’s athletic teams which have 50 titles to their name.
Stillwater has a thriving music scene being the birthplace to Red Dirt Music. Many Stillwater bands and musicians have started successful careers throughout the years including the Red Dirt Rangers, Stoney LaRue, All American Rejects, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Garth Brooks.
Stillwater’s downtown has a growing and vibrant night life with several wine bars, an Irish pub, sports bar, and a diverse restaurant selection. “The Strip” located near the university features restaurants and night life aimed at the young professional and college student.
Through the Vivia Locke Theatre and the Jerry L. Davis Studio Theatre, Oklahoma State University provides the community with a wide range of musical and theatrical performances. Other attractions include concerts, museums and educational programs. Stillwater’s museums focus on local, university and sporting history including a downtown art gallery featuring local artists.
Small Town Charm
Stillwater offers big city amenities with a small town charm. The convenient distance to cultural and sporting opportunities sets Stillwater apart from many small communities.
Stillwater’s region is home to three botanical gardens, two zoos, an aquarium and one of the world’s largest concentrations of western artifacts. Other museums in the region highlight aerospace, music, science, history, and art.
Located only a short drive from both the WNBA Tulsa Shock and the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder, Stillwater residents have easy access to professional basketball, baseball, and hockey teams.
Having close proximity to both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Performing Arts Centers, residents enjoy three symphonies and numerous ballets throughout the year. Stillwater residents enjoy access to two major concert venues that host multiple national tours.
Stillwater’s unique blend of quality of life and business opportunity make it the perfect place to start a family, build a business and retire comfortably. While enjoying concerts, outdoor activities, sporting events, or theater, you will learn why our community is “Oklahoma’s friendliest community.” Come and Make Our Stillwater, Your Stillwater.
Information shared by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce!