Langston University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Langston University Admissions Overview:

Langston University has open admissions; this means that the school is generally open to any interested applicants. Still, prospective students will need to submit an application. Visit Langston's website for detailed requirements and deadlines. Students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores.

Admissions Data (2016):

Langston University Description:

Langston University is a public, four-year university located in Langston, Oklahoma. Founded as Oklahoma’s only historically Black university, Langston has a student body of about 2,500 supported by a student/faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The university offers a host of academic programs across its schools of Business, Physical Therapy, Arts and Sciences, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions, and Agriculture and Applied Sciences. For high-achieving students, Langston is also home to the McCabe Honors Program. Study abroad programs are available through the Langston University Center for International Development (LUCID). Students keep themselves occupied outside of the classroom through a range of intramural athletics as well as a variety of student clubs and organizations. Langston competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Red River Athletic conference. Intercollegiate teams include basketball, track, football, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,420 (2,050 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,734 (in-state); $13,073 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,050
  • Other Expenses: $2,800
  • Total Cost: $20,184 (in-state); $27,523 (out-of-state)

Langston University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,165
    • Loans: $9,640

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Agriculture, Business Administration, Corrections, Education, Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Langston University Mission Statement:

complete mission statement at

"The mission of Langston University is to provide excellent postsecondary education to individuals seeking knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enhance the human condition and promote a world that is peaceful, intellectual, technologically advanced, and one that fulfills the needs of nations and individuals alike. Langston University strives to educate individuals to become the leaders of tomorrow within their local, national and global communities."

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