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Oklahoma Admissions

If you want to apply to Oklahoma, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the application fee costs $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Oklahoma Admissions Stats at a Glance

Oklahoma 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31.2%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 66%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Oklahoma?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a moderately difficult school to get into. Oklahoma evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Oklahoma accepted 83% of students, around 12,883 of the 15,451 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Oklahoma, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to honors college program is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

In 2021, Oklahoma waitlisted 2,161 students. Of those, 2,161 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important to Get In to Oklahoma?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 Oklahoma

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Oklahoma 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements 15 specified curricular units
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1-3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Oklahoma?

Students admitted to Oklahoma have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 62.1% submitted a class rank. At Oklahoma 31.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62.2% were in the top 25% and 91.2% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Oklahoma, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 62.1%
3.75 and 3.99 32.9%
3.50 and 3.74 25.1%
3.25 and 3.49 16.4%
3.00 and 3.24 9.3%
2.50 and 2.9 4.1%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%

Oklahoma does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Oklahoma has 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.

In 2021, 34% of Oklahoma's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 66% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Oklahoma?

To be competitive with other Oklahoma applicants, you should strive to earn between 1110 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Oklahoma 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Oklahoma students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Oklahoma students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Oklahoma?

To be most competitive at 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 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 Oklahoma students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of Oklahoma

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Oklahoma. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Oklahoma during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Oklahoma Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Oklahoma?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Oklahoma.

Does Oklahoma accept transfer credits?

Oklahoma accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Oklahoma accepts:

  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Oklahoma accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Oklahoma accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Oklahoma?

No, Oklahoma is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Oklahoma's acceptance rate?

Oklahoma's acceptance rate is 83%.

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Oklahoma Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Oklahoma? Oklahoma is a somewhat selective institution. The Oklahoma acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.



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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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Oklahoma SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1280


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

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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 3.63. 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.

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