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About Southwestern

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Southwestern was founded in 1901 and now enrolls around 4,902 students a year, including 4,021 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of Southwestern's endowment was $28,477,419 For each full-time student, Southwestern spends about $8,877. There are 17 Southwestern undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Southwestern Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 21
In-State Tuition $6,368
Out-of-State $13,478

2022 Southwestern Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Southwestern

Southwestern Oklahoma State University does not offer early decision or early action.

Southwestern Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into Southwestern. The acceptance rate at Southwestern is 93%. Out of 2,132 applications received in 2021, 1,987 students were offered admission . ### Southwestern Waitlist 2021

Southwestern reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Southwestern Oklahoma State University?

Southwestern is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Southwestern, applicants must submit the following items.

Southwestern Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.7
Other Requirements minimum ACT score of 20 (940 SAT) or rank in the upper 50% of high school graduating class or have a high school GPA of 2.7 in the 15-unit core curriculum
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GPA and Test Scores for Southwestern

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Southwestern is 3.5 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for Southwestern students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southwestern.

Southwestern Waitlist

Southwestern reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is Southwestern Test Optional?

Southwestern does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, . 96% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Southwestern

Yes! Southwestern provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Southwestern students are active in the school's Collegiate Activities Board, Southwestern International Student Association and Saudi Arabian Student Organization. Fall Homecoming, Bulldog Blitz Talent Show, and and Organization Fair are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southwestern.

Financial Aid at Southwestern

Southwestern meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,583 a year.

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Southwestern a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southwestern, around 74% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 773 students who started at Southwestern as first-time freshman, 202 graduate within four years.

Southwestern's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. 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 and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,140 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is Southwestern Oklahoma State University Located?

Southwestern is located in the small town setting of Weatherford, Oklahoma, less than an hour from Oklahoma City.

If you want to see Southwestern for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Weatherford, 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 Southwestern and Weatherford are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 Campus Drive Weatherford, OK 73096-3098

Campus Setting: Small Town

Southwestern 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 Southwestern is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern is Continuous processing.

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Southwestern ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwestern is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Southwestern. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Southwestern Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Southwestern is like? There are approximately 4,902 students enrolled at Southwestern, including 4,021 undergraduate students and 881 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from OK and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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