Oklahoma State University - English Language Institute (ELI)

Greetings from Oklahoma State University’s English Language Institute (ELI) in the Heartland of America! The perfect place to study English.

Greetings from Oklahoma State University’s English Language Institute (ELI) in the Heartland of America! The perfect place to study English.

Why Choose to Study English at Oklahoma State University (OSU)?

  • Instruction – ELI students receive the highest quality instruction in small student-centered classrooms.
  • Quality – ELI instructors hold PhD and Master’s degrees and are active members of the university.
  • Resources – ELI students are OSU students and have access to the library, health center, fitness center, computer labs, and other parts of campus.
  • Cost – ELI tuition and fees are very competitive.
  • American Culture – ELI students are part of the community and regularly meet with Americans through clubs, service learning, and activities.

Why Choose Oklahoma State University?

  • Academics – OSU has more than 200 academic options with many programs nationally ranked.
  • Diversity – OSU is home to over 2000 international students from more than 100 counties (2015). 
  • Support – OSU has a Student Success Center in Each Academic College as well as a university tutoring center.
  • Technology – OSU has top ranked labs, facilities, libraries, and equipment available to all students.
  • Value – OSU is ranked a best buy (getting the most of your money) both in the Big 12 and other universities in the South.

Why Choose Stillwater, Oklahoma?

  • Safe –  Stillwater has been named one of the 100 safest cities in the US.
  • Friendly – Stillwater is known as the friendliest town in Oklahoma.
  • College Town – Stillwater has been voted one of the best small college towns in America.
  • Convenient – Stillwater has free transportation, diverse dining options, and many shopping and entertainment venues.
  • Location – Stillwater is only 97 kilometers (60 miles) from the largest metro areas in Oklahoma (Tulsa and Oklahoma City).

What Housing and Meal Plans Are Available?

  • Family & Graduate Housing - Living-Learning Communities engage families with after school activities for children, activities for spouses, and social activities for graduates and families.
  • Undergraduate & Single Housing – There are 24 on-campus options available for students to choose from.
  • Apartments and Rentals – There are many options available in Stillwater to students.
  • Meal Plans – Meal plans are available to all students.


What Students Say About the Program

Oklahoma State University

“[The ELI is] a place where dreams can come true.  Lovely people, incredible professors, and a great environment.”  - Octavio Aguilar, Mexico

Oklahoma State University

“My entire experience was unforgettable.  I really appreciate my teachers, best friends, and classmate for teaching me.”  - Wakaba Kanemata, Japan

Oklahoma State University

"I really enjoyed my time at ELI and I had a good experience. That also helped me to get into higher levels in the university." - Mohammed Alnuwaiser, Saudi Arabia


$1,000—$5,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Engineering

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Type of School


  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Accreditation and Certification

    UCIEP Member
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60+, IELTS: Band 6+

Stillwater OK
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307 Wes Watkins Center Stillwater, OK

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