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Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Alva, OK 4-Year Public
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About Northwestern Oklahoma State

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Overview

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, state school in the rural setting of Alva, Oklahoma. Northwestern Oklahoma State was founded in 1897 and the school now enrolls around 1,833 students per year, including 1,642 undergraduate students. Northwestern Oklahoma State ensures on-campus housing for up to 886 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Northwestern Oklahoma State

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

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Northwestern Oklahoma State students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Northwestern Oklahoma State, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

2022 Northwestern Oklahoma State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 61%
In-State Tuition $6,810
Out-of-State $13,928

Is Northwestern Oklahoma State a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Northwestern Oklahoma State offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwestern Oklahoma State

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

Approximately 62% of students who start at Northwestern Oklahoma State return the next year. Northwestern Oklahoma State's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 26%. 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 Outcomes for Northwestern Oklahoma State Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Northwestern Oklahoma State directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwestern Oklahoma State

Tuition 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.

For information on Northwestern Oklahoma State's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

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 asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwestern Oklahoma State.

Based on this information, how does Northwestern Oklahoma State sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Northwestern Oklahoma State a good school for you?

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Where is Northwestern Oklahoma State?

Northwestern Oklahoma State is located in the rural setting of Alva, Oklahoma.

If you would like to see Northwestern Oklahoma State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Alva, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Will Rogers World/Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Northwestern Oklahoma State and Alva are like without leaving home.

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College Info

709 Oklahoma Boulevard Alva, OK 73717-2799

Campus Setting: Rural

Northwestern Oklahoma State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwestern Oklahoma State is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwestern Oklahoma State is Continuous processing.

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

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 Northwestern Oklahoma State is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Northwestern Oklahoma State. 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.

Northwestern Oklahoma State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

410 - 530


Reading SAT Range

430 - 570

Northwestern Oklahoma State Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwestern Oklahoma State is like? There are approximately 1,833 students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State, including 1,642 undergraduate students and 191 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from OK and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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