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Oklahoma Wesleyan University

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About Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a recognized educational leader in the state of Oklahoma and beyond. OKWU has received national recognition from U.S. News and World Report,, and CBSNews MoneyWatch both for its excellent academic reputation as well as its missional integrity.

As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.

Campus information

The university is a four-year, Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences that is accredited by the North Central Association. OKWU also receives professional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is conveniently located at 2201 Silver Lake Road Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006.


Men’s Residence Halls
Scott Hall — Scott Hall is named after Reverend Orange Scott, a well-loved preacher, social reformer, and abolitionist in the 1800s. Dedicated in 1997, this dormitory features 28 rooms in a traditional residence hall-style arrangement, with a community bathroom on each hall. Scott Hall has laundry facilities available.

Wert Hall — Wert Hall is dedicated in honor of Dr. Clarence Wert, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University from 1957 to 1960, when it was still Central Pilgrim College. Wert is set up in a quad-style arrangement in which four rooms share a lounge and bathroom. Alpha and Beta Quads are on the first floor. Gamma, Delta and Epsilon Quads are on the second floor. Wert Hall has laundry facilities available.

Allen Chapman Hall — This dormitory is named after Mr. Allen Chapman, a philanthropist and business leader who emphasized the value and responsibility of education. Built in 1998, the dorm features 20 rooms in a suite-style arrangement, in which two rooms share a private bathroom. Chapman Hall has a study room, community kitchenette, laundry facilities, and a private lounge.

Women’s Residence Halls
Susanna Wesley Hall — Wesley Hall is named after John and Charles Wesley’s mother, Susanna. Known as the “Mother of Methodism,” Susanna Wesley led her children through extremely difficult circumstances in 18th century England. Wesley Hall features 38 rooms in a traditional residence hall-style living arrangement with a community bathroom on each floor. Wesley Hall has laundry facilities available.

Phillippe Hall — Phillippe Hall was dedicated in 1996 to Dr. Tom and Joan Phillippe for their generous donation and lives of ministry and service to the Wesleyan Church. This dormitory features a modified suite-style arrangement where three rooms share one bathroom. 24 rooms are divided into North Phillippe Hall and South Phillippe Hall. Phillippe Hall includes a kitchenette and laundry facilities.

C.B. and Mabel Colaw Hall — Colaw Hall is named after C.B. and Mabel Colaw, for their answer to God’s call, loving service, and impact upon many generations for Christ’s Kingdom. It was dedicated in 2005. This dormitory contains 20 rooms in a suite-style arrangement where two rooms share a private bathroom. Colaw Hall has a study room, community kitchenette, laundry facilities, workout room, prayer room, and a large private lounge.

Drake Hall — Drake Hall is dedicated in honor of Janice and Charles Drake, for their unmatched commitment to Oklahoma Wesleyan University and its students. Drake Hall was built in 2014, and features 19 rooms arranged in a community-style residence hall. The grand staircase, vaulted ceiling, and spacious sitting room of Drake Hall, make the building feel more like a home than dormitory. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1 Sports Science 1


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