Southwestern Oklahoma State University

100 E Campus Dr, Weatherford, United States
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Overview of Southwestern Oklahoma State University

About this school

Southwestern Oklahoma State, founded in 1901, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 73-acre campus is located in Weatherford, 65 miles west of Oklahoma City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,510
    • Men:1,881 (41.7%)
    • Women:2,629 (58.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southwestern Oklahoma State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 21
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
August 21
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
100 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Weatherford, OK  73096-3098
Phone
(580) 774-3782
Fax
(580) 774-3795
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 can 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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
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 recommended for some freshmen
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
91% of 3,131 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 1,798 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 1,333 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,435 (50%) of 2,844 admitted students enrolled
Women
830 (50%) of 1,674 admitted students enrolled
Men
605 (52%) of 1,170 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• 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
Not reported
• 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
22 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
19%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,005|Out-of-state: $13,905
  • Room & Board: - $5,500 (42.66211604095563%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,218 (9.447719515978902%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,174 (47.890164443065466%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southwestern Oklahoma State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003181
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
926 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
727 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
727 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
116 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$5,769
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 723 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,828
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 716 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,088
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 410 (56.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
156 (15.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,661

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,173 (85.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,475 (78.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,473 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
419 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$5,333
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,437 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,557
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,440 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,343
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 880 (35.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
420 (11.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,540

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$18,520
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal 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


207

Part-Time Faculty


73

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


50%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
715,494

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southwestern Oklahoma State University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


69.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,357

Nearest Metropolitan Area


73 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Oklahoma City

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Weatherford
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldogs
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southwestern Oklahoma State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, collegiate activities board, southwestern international student association, saudi arabian student organization, swosu computer club, kappa epsilon and sigma sigma chi

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,659

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,510
Women
2,629
Men
1,881

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 3.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 4.4% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.6% White
  • 2.7% Unknown

International Students


5.5% from 24 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


810

Student Resources

Study resources