Student Life Overview

Student Life


Here at Northwestern we strive to help each student create a positive collegiate experience their own way in a friendly and safe environment. Go to class, get your work done and enjoy being involved in daily extra-curricular activities on and off campus, too! 

Attend a lecture or athletic event. Compete in intramural athletics, become a member of the campus media or volunteer your services in the community. Join a club or start one of your own! Hang out with friends in the Student Center, cafeteria or cyber café or even in the dorm. And, if you’d like to compete for the title of Miss Oklahoma, take part in the annual Miss Northwestern Pageant.

By doing these things outside of class, you will become a more well-rounded individual who will develop leadership skills to become more marketable when you start applying for jobs after graduation – plus you will make life-long friendships in the process. You also will develop that Ranger Pride you hear others talking about who have had enjoyable times on campus.

Northwestern's Alva campus offers a true college experience, while the university’s locations in Enid and Woodward provide students the convenience of obtaining a higher education without having to travel quite so much. Both locations offer a number of student activities.

If you’re looking to get in some exercise without going outside, you might want to take advantage of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center in Alva. The $3.2 million facility offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, walking/running track, aerobics area, racquetball courts and a strength training area.

Many students are employed on campus, but part-time employment opportunities are available at many businesses in Alva, Enid and Woodward.

We hope your campus life experience is a positive one, but remember - it will only be what you make it. Cherish your time spent as a Northwestern student because it will go by fast.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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