Resources › For Students and Parents University of Oklahoma: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print John Elk III / Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated April 06, 2020 The University of Oklahoma is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 80%. OU's low state tuition and high-quality academics and student life have earned it high rankings for value. The school boasts a large number of National Merit Scholars and Rhodes Scholars. In athletics, the University of Oklahoma Sooners compete in the Division I NCAA Big 12 Conference. Considering applying to University of Oklahoma? 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, University of Oklahoma had an acceptance rate of 80%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 80 students were admitted, making OU's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 15,673 Percent Admitted 80% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 32% SAT Scores and Requirements University of Oklahoma requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 42% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 560 650 Math 550 660 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of OU'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 University of Oklahoma scored between 560 and 650, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 660, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 660. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1310 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at OU. Requirements University of Oklahome does not require the SAT writing section. OU considers your highest total SAT score from a single test date and does not superscore the SAT. At OU, SAT Subject tests are not required. ACT Scores and Requirements OU requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During 2018-19 admission cycle, 82% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 22 30 Math 22 27 Composite 23 29 This admissions data tells us that most of OU's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Oklahoma received a composite ACT score between 23 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 23. Requirements Note that University of Oklahoma does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT will be considered. OU does not require the ACT writing section. GPA In 2019, OU's incoming freshman class had an average high school GPA of 3.62, and over 42% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to University of Oklahoma have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Oklahoma Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Oklahoma. 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 University of Oklahoma, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. High school grades carry the most weight in admissions decisions at OU. However University of Oklahoma also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. Strong application essays and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside OU's average range. All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and University of Oklahoma Undergraduate Admissions Office. How Competitive Is Belmont University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Arizona's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Iowa's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is George Mason University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Howard University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is LSU's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is San Diego State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Minnesota's Admissions Process? 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