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East Central University

Ada, OK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

About East Central University

East Central University Overview

East Central University is a public, state school in the rural setting of Ada, Oklahoma. East Central University was founded in 1909 and the school presently has around 4,573 students a year, including 3,904 undergrads. East Central University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,320 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at East Central University

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Excited for Greek life? East Central University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? East Central University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at East Central University on the Student Life page.

2022 East Central University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%
In-State Tuition $5,648
Out-of-State $15,008
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,156

Is East Central University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what East Central University offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for East Central University

East Central University is not competitive to get into. Around 65% of applicants get into East Central University each year. Last year, 1,005 students applied to East Central University and 650 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at East Central University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 56% of students who start at East Central University come back for their second year of college. East Central Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 31 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook East Central University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with East Central University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

East Central University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

East Central University's endowment was valued at $40.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, East Central University spends about $8,236 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at East Central University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend East Central University full-time are awarded $6,156 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $18,943.36 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at East Central University.

Based on this information, is East Central University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is East Central University a good school for you?

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Where is East Central University?

East Central University is located in the rural setting of Ada, Oklahoma.

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College Info

1100 East 14th Street Ada, OK 74820

Campus Setting: Rural

East Central University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to East Central University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to East Central University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

East Central University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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22 and Above


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17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to East Central University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into East Central University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

East Central University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

463 - 530


Reading SAT Range

418 - 430

East Central University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at East Central University is like? There are approximately 4,326 students enrolled at East Central University, including 3,407 undergraduate students and 919 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from OK and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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