University of Oklahoma Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma.
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The University of Oklahoma is a large public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. The university's low state tuition and quality of academics and student life have earned it high rankings for value. The school is proud of the high number of National Merit Scholars it enrolls and the number of Rhodes Scholars it graduates. The programs in business, journalism, engineering, and meteorology are all worth a close look.

Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of student-run clubs and organizations. Options include honor societies, religious groups, performing arts ensembles, and recreational sports. In athletics, the University of Oklahoma Sooners competes in the Division I NCAA Big 12 Conference. Popular sports include basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and track and field.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • University of Oklahoma Acceptance Rate: 71 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for OU
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 520 / 665
    • SAT Math: 540 / 680
    • ACT Composite: 23 / 29
    • ACT English: 23 / 30
    • ACT Math: 23 / 28

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 27,918 (21,609 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51 percent male / 49 percent female
  • 85 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,881 (in-state); $25,203 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $714 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,280
  • Other Expenses: $5,433
  • Total Cost: $27,308 (in-state); $41,630 (out-of-state)

University of Oklahoma Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83 percent
    • Loans: 38 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,327
    • Loans: $7,830

    Academic Programs

    • Most Popular Majors: Animal Biology, Journalism, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Organizational Behavior Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
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    Graduation and Retention Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90 percent
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40 percent
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Football, Track, and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Tennis
    • Women's Sports: Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Gymnastics, Golf, Volleyball

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    University of Oklahoma Mission Statement

    Mission statement is from http://www.ou.edu/publicaffairs/mediacenter/MissionStatement.html

    "The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society."

    Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics