East Central University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

East Central University
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East Central University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 46%, East Central University is a somewhat selective school, although applicants with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. The school typically looks for students with grades in the "B" range or better, and standardized test scores that are at least average. To apply, interested students need to submit a completed online application, high school transcripts, and official scores from the SAT or ACT.

Check out the school's website for complete admissions requirements (including necessary high school courses) and to contact the admissions office. Campus visits and tours are not required, but thy can be a good way to see if East Central would be a good fit for you.

Admissions Data (2016):

East Central University Description:

Located about 90 miles from Oklahoma City, East Central University is a four-year, public university located in Ada, Oklahoma. The school has just under 6,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 18 to 1, and an average class size of 18. East Central offers a wide range of majors including some online programs, and the university also has an honors program for high achieving students.

Student life at East Central is active with many sororities and fraternities, and over 60 student clubs and organizations including shotgun club, which involves recreational and competitive activities. East Central also has diverse intramural sports including pool, foosball, and Xbox tournaments. For intercollegiate athletics, East Central fields six men’s teams and seven women’s sports as a member of the NCAA Division II Great American Conference.

They are known as the "Tigers." Popular sports include football, cross country, tennis, softball, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,160 (3,433 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,279 (in-state); $15,399 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,350
  • Other Expenses: $3,010
  • Total Cost: $16,239 (in-state); $25,359 (out-of-state)

East Central University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,882
    • Loans: $4,575

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, Nursing, Physical Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 52%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 34%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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