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University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate73%

Oklahoma Admissions

University of Oklahoma admitted 73% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 21,548 applications received in 2023, 15,712 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to University of Oklahoma, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application is $40.

Students who apply to University of Oklahoma for fall should anticipate a decision by September 1.

University of Oklahoma Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Oklahoma's admissions stats.

University of Oklahoma 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32.9%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 66%
Waitlist Yes

University of Oklahoma Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Oklahoma.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 September 1

Applying Early to University of Oklahoma?

University of Oklahoma does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

Some students apply early because they hope it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Oklahoma Admissions

Transferring to University of Oklahoma

For more information on transferring to University of Oklahoma, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Oklahoma Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Oklahoma

What does University of Oklahoma consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Oklahoma for more information on admission factors.

University of Oklahoma Application Requirements

To apply to University of Oklahoma, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of Oklahoma's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements 15 specified curricular units
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Oklahoma?

Students admitted to University of Oklahoma have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 59.4% submitted a class rank. At University of Oklahoma 32.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62.4% were in the top 25% and 90.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Oklahoma, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13.3%
3.75 and 3.99 35.7%
3.50 and 3.74 25.7%
3.25 and 3.49 16.3%
3.00 and 3.24 7.7%
2.50 and 2.9 1.2%
2.00 and 2.49 0.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Oklahoma directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Oklahoma is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 34% of University of Oklahoma's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 66% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Oklahoma?

To be competitive with other University of Oklahoma applicants, you should strive to score between 1130 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Oklahoma 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Oklahoma students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Oklahoma students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Oklahoma, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Oklahoma's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Oklahoma students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to University of Oklahoma

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Oklahoma during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Oklahoma Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Oklahoma?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Oklahoma.

Does University of Oklahoma accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Oklahoma accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Oklahoma accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Oklahoma?

❌ No, University of Oklahoma is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is University of Oklahoma's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Oklahoma has an acceptance rate of 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Oklahoma?

❌ University of Oklahoma does not offer early decision.

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Oklahoma Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oklahoma is Feb 1.

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

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

Oklahoma SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1320


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Oklahoma GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Oklahoma, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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