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About Northwestern Oklahoma State

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, state school in a rural setting in Alva, Oklahoma. Northwestern Oklahoma State was founded in 1897 and now enrolls around 1,833 students a year, including 1,642 undergrads. Northwestern Oklahoma State offers on-campus housing for up to 886 students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Northwestern Oklahoma State! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Northwestern Oklahoma State's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or 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.

Learn more about life at Northwestern Oklahoma State on the Student Life page.

2021 Northwestern Oklahoma State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 61%
In-State Tuition $6,592
Out-of-State $13,710
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is Northwestern Oklahoma State a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what Northwestern Oklahoma State offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwestern Oklahoma State

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Northwestern Oklahoma State, around 62% are still enrolled their sophomore 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 Outlook Northwestern Oklahoma State 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.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwestern Oklahoma State

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some 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! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Northwestern Oklahoma State. Based on this information, how does Northwestern Oklahoma State sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Northwestern Oklahoma State a good school for you?

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Where is Northwestern Oklahoma State University Located?

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

If you want 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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Northwestern Oklahoma State ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

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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


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Math SAT Range

410 - 530


Reading SAT Range

430 - 570

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Northwestern Oklahoma State Tuition & Fees

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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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