Southwestern Oklahoma State University Admissions

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

Weatherford, Oklahoma, is well known for its large wind farm. Rex Brown / Flickr

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Admissions Overview:

Students applying to SWOSU will generally need a GPA of 2.7 to be considered for admission. Also, in order to apply, interested students are required to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the ACT. With an acceptance rate of 91%, SWOSU is accessible to almost all applicants. For more information, and to start an application, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Description:

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, four-year institution located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, a small city less than an hour from Oklahoma City. The university has a branch campus in Sayre, Oklahoma. Students come from 34 states and 34 countries, although the majority of students are from Oklahoma. SWOSU's roughly 5,000 students are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. SWOSU offers a wide variety of degrees from its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy, College of Professional and Graduate Studies, College of Associate and Applied Programs, and Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal College. Professional fields such as nursing, education and business are among the most popular with undergraduates. The university also has many online degree options. The university's many student clubs and organizations include a robotics club and a Quidditch club, and a few intramural sports. For intercollegiate sports, the SWOSU Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference (GAC). The university fields five men's and seven women's sports. Options include football, rodeo, golf, basketball and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,320 (4,510 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,690 (in-state); $13,440 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,218 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,400
  • Other Expenses: $6,210
  • Total Cost: $19,518 (in-state); $26,268 (out-of-state)

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,270
    • Loans: $3,983

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Health Science, Nursing, Parks & Recreation Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 17%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Rodeo, Golf, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Rodeo, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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