Oklahoma State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Oklahoma State University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 70%. Originally the Oklahoma State Agricultural and Mechanical College, Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is the flagship campus of the Oklahoma State University System. 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.

Considering applying to Oklahoma State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Oklahoma State University had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making OSU''s admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 15,277
Percent Admitted 70%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 33%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Oklahoma State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 30% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 635
Math 510 630
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Oklahoma State's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Oklahoma State scored between 530 and 635, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 635. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 510 and 630, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 630. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1260 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at OSU.

Requirements

Oklahoma State University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Oklahoma State does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

OSU requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 89% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 27
Math 19 27
Composite 21 28

This admissions data tells us that most of OSU's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Oklahoma State received a composite ACT score between 21 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Oklahoma State does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. OSU does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Oklahoma State University's incoming freshmen class was 3.59, and over 64% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Oklahoma State have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Oklahoma State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Oklahoma State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Oklahoma State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Oklahoma State University, which accepts nearly three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. Strong grades in required core classes and solid SAT/ACT scores will be the most important part of your OSU application. Applicants can qualify for assured admission if they meet the school's application criteria.

For students who do not qualify for assured admission, Oklahoma State offers a holistic admissions option involving other factors beyond grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities, including leadership experience and community involvement. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside of OSU's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to OSU. Most successful applicants had grades in the "B" range or higher, ACT composite scores of 20 or higher, and SAT scores of 1000 or higher (ERW+M).

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All admissions data has been sourced form the National Center for Education Statistics and Oklahoma State University Undergraduate Admissions Office.