Northwestern Oklahoma State University Admissions

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

The Gloss Mountains, south of the NWOSU campus
The Gloss Mountains, south of the NWOSU campus. Christopher Caldwell / Flickr

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Admissions Overview:

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a somewhat selective school, admitting just under half of those who applied in 2016. Still, students with strong grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. Required materials for admissions include an application form, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For complete instructions and other important information, be sure to visit the school's website for more.

Admissions Data (2016):

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Description:

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, four-year university located in Alva, Oklahoma, with additional locations in Enid and Woodward. Wichita, Kansas, and Oklahoma City are both a little over two hours from NWOSU's main campus. NWOSU offers a wide variety of degrees and programs, including Bachelor’s degrees in over 40 areas of study. The university's roughly 2,000 students are supported by a student / faculty ratio of 17 to 1. For on-campus activities, NWOSU has a long list of student clubs and organizations, as well as one fraternity and two sororities. On the athletic front, the university offers a range of both intramural and intercollegiate sports, including men’s and women’s rodeo. The NWOSU Rangers compete in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. For outdoor lovers, the surrounding region has a lot to offer including Little Sahara State Park, Alabaster Caverns State Park, the Gloss Mountains, and the Great Salt Plains State Park & Wildlife Refuge.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,218 (1,999 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,690 (in-state); $13,538 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $4,480
  • Other Expenses: $3,600
  • Total Cost: $15,970 (in-state); $22,818 (out-of-state)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,514
    • Loans: $4,430

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Agriculture, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Health and Sports Science Education, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 54%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 26%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Rodeo, Golf, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Rodeo, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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