Oklahoma Panhandle State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Stadium
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Oklahoma Panhandle State University Admissions Overview:

OPSU has open admissions, meaning that generally all qualified applicants can be admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit a completed application form, scores from the SAT or ACT, and official transcripts of high school work. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus, to take a tour and see if the school would be a good fit for them.

For more information about applying, including important deadlines, check out the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office at OPSU.

Admissions Data (2016):

OPSU Description:

In 1909, Oklahoma State Legislature decided to bring secondary agricultural education to the Panhandle area, and thus created the Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute, later called Oklahoma Panhandle State University. OPSU is a small, four-year, public university whose 1,400 students are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The university offers a wide variety of programs and degrees through the schools of Science, Mathematics, and Learning; Agriculture; Liberal Arts; Business and Technology; and Education.

Programs in health and agriculture areas are some of the most popular. Students stay busy outside of the classroom through OPSU's many student clubs and intramurals. The university has a nine-hole golf course, a swimming pool, an indoor track, and basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. OPSU competes in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference for ten intercollegiate sports.

Men’s and women’s rodeo is also extremely popular, and the men’s team has won a total of four National Championships.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,207 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,294 (in-state), $8,233 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $582 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,344
  • Other Expenses: $4,115
  • Total Cost: $17,335 (in-state), $18,274

OPSU Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,205
    • Loans: $5,363

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Biology, Computer Information Systems, Health and Physical Education, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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