Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 East Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, United States
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Overview of Northwestern Oklahoma State University

About this school

Northwestern Oklahoma State is a public, liberal arts university. Founded as a coeducational institution in 1897, it gained university status in 1974. Its 70-acre campus is located in Alva, northwest of Oklahoma City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,873
    • Men:776 (41.4%)
    • Women:1,097 (58.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northwestern Oklahoma State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
709 Oklahoma Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Alva, OK  73717-2799
Phone
(580) 327-8546
Fax
(580) 327-1881
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$15
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
94% of 762 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 399 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 363 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
553 (77%) of 715 admitted students enrolled
Women
289 (77%) of 373 admitted students enrolled
Men
264 (77%) of 342 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.28
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
516 average |470-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
504 average |450-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,358|Out-of-state: $14,476
  • Room & Board: - $4,480 (78.87323943661971%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (21.12676056338028%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northwestern Oklahoma State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003163
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
264 (79.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
216 (81.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
213 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 183 (85.9%) of aid recipients
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,149 (72.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
950 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
903 (95.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 763 (84.5%) of aid recipients
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$16,932
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


89

Part-Time Faculty


67

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
307,854

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
260
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


54.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


23.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


27.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agriculture, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Counseling Psychology, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Adult Education
  • American Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,913

Nearest Metropolitan Area


70 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
135 mile(s) from campus in Wichita, Kans.
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Rangers
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student government association, aggie club, delta mu delta, baptist student union, soea

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,322

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,873
Women
1,097
Men
776

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 6.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 7.9% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.9% White
  • 6.1% Unknown

International Students


2.7% from 21 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


229

Student Resources

Study resources