Southeastern Oklahoma State University Admissions

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

SOSU Library
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Southeastern Oklahoma State University Admissions Overview:

Around three-quarters of applicants were admitted to SOSU in 2015. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. Check out the school's admissions website for complete information and guidelines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Description:

Tracing its roots back to the early 20th century, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is located in Durant, Oklahoma. Durant, with a population of around 16,000, is about two hours north of Dallas, Texas. SOSU offers a range of academic fields and degrees--with some of the most popular including Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice, and Business Management. Students can also earn a graduate degree, with options including Education and Business. Outside of the classroom, students can join fraternities, sororities, and an additional number of student-run clubs and organizations. These clubs range from academic or career-oriented groups, to recreational clubs, to volunteer, multicultural, and social activities. For students interested in the performing arts, SOSU has an active theater group, with over eights performances/events each school year. Recent productions include "Anything Goes," "Little Shop of Horrors," and "The Mousetrap." On the athletic front, the SOSU Savage Storm compete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II, within the Great American Conference. Popular sports include tennis, rodeo, cross country, softball, and basketball. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,725 (3,163 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,450 (in-state); $15,720 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,535
  • Other Expenses: $2,897
  • Total Cost: $16,882 (in-state); $26,152 (out-of-state)

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,541
    • Loans: $4,041

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Elementary Education, Management Science, Occupational Safety and Health Technology, Psychology, Criminal Justice

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 55%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 25%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University Mission Statement:

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"Southeastern Oklahoma State University provides an environment of academic excellence that enables students to reach their highest potential. By having personal access to excellent teaching, challenging academic programs, and extracurricular experiences, students will develop skills and habits that promote values for career preparation, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning."

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