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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, OK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About Southwestern

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Overview

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Weatherford, Oklahoma. Southwestern was founded in 1901 and enrolls around 4,659 students a year, which includes 3,761 undergrads. Southwestern provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Southwestern

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? Southwestern students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Southwestern has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Southwestern Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $6,368
Out-of-State $13,478
Percent of Need Met 66.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,387

Is Southwestern a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Southwestern offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

Southwestern Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Southwestern. The acceptance rate at Southwestern is 93%. Last year, 1,959 students applied to Southwestern and 1,820 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern

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.

About 64% of students who start at Southwestern come back the next year. 40% of Southwestern undergrads graduate within six years. 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 Outlook Southwestern 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 Southwestern directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Southwestern 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.

Southwestern's endowment was valued at $28.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,877 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern

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.

Southwestern meets 66.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,387 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,401 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 available 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern.

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, in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

If you want to see Southwestern for yourself, be sure to 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.

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

Southwestern ACT Scores

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Southwestern SAT Scores

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Southwestern Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$15,361

In State

$22,471

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,368
$13,478
Fees
$1,545
$1,545
Housing
$6,230
$6,230
Books
$1,218
$1,218

Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwestern is like? There are approximately 4,659 students enrolled at Southwestern, including 3,761 undergraduate students and 898 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from OK and 9% percent of students are from other states.

81%

Full Time

19%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,659

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,913

Out-of-State

$15,023

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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