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Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University Overview

Oklahoma State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University was founded in 1890 and now enrolls around 24,660 students a year, including 20,197 undergrads. Oklahoma State University offers housing for up to 5,886 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 83% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Oklahoma State University!

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? Oklahoma State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Oklahoma State University has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Oklahoma State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
In-State Tuition $13,920
Out-of-State $29,440
Percent of Need Met 71.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,061

Is Oklahoma State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Oklahoma State University offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Oklahoma State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Oklahoma State University. Around 68% of applicants get into Oklahoma State University each year. Last year, 16,939 students applied to Oklahoma State University and 11,579 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma State University

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

Approximately 83% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Oklahoma State Universityare still enrolled the next year. Oklahoma State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 66%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Oklahoma State University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 60% of graduates from Oklahoma State University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Oklahoma State University grads have an average starting salary of $54,985 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Oklahoma State 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.

Oklahoma State University's endowment was valued at $1.086 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $10,282 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Oklahoma State 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.

Oklahoma State University meets 71.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,061 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,101 in student loans for each student with 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 aid is available 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 Oklahoma State University.

Based on this information, how does Oklahoma State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Oklahoma State University a good school for you?

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Where is Oklahoma State University Located?

Oklahoma State University is located in the small town setting of Stillwater, Oklahoma, less than an hour from Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

If you would like to see Oklahoma State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Stillwater, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Will Rogers World.

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

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College Info

219 Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078

Campus Setting: Small Town

Oklahoma State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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

Oklahoma State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Oklahoma State University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Oklahoma State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Oklahoma State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1045 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1045 to 1250


1045 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Oklahoma State University students is 1139. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Oklahoma State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1045 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1045 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Oklahoma State University.

Oklahoma State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Oklahoma State University is like? There are approximately 24,660 students enrolled at Oklahoma State University, including 20,197 undergraduate students and 4,463 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from OK and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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