Oklahoma State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Students applying to Oklahoma State University (OSU) will need to complete an application form, which can be filled out online. In this application, there is an essay section; students are not required to submit an essay, but it is recommended. Additional needed materials for admission include high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or the ACT. OSU, with an acceptance rate of 75 percent, is generally an open school to those interested in attending.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Oklahoma State Description

Originally called the Oklahoma State Agricultural and Mechanical College, Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is the flagship campus of the Oklahoma State University System. Stillwater is a small city about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City. The university is Stillwater's largest employer.

On both the undergraduate and graduate level, Oklahoma State's School of Business draws more students than any of the other colleges. For high achieving undergraduates, OSU's Honors College offers special class sections and research opportunities. In athletics, the Oklahoma State Cowboys compete in the Big 12 Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 25,622 (21,101 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,321 (in-state); $22,443 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,260 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,840
  • Other Expenses: $4,640
  • Total Cost: $23,071 (in-state); $37,193 (out-of-state)

Oklahoma State Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,155
    • Loans: $5,978

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Animal Sciences, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Finance, Human Development, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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