About Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Founded in 1901, Southwestern Oklahoma State University. is a Public college. Located in Oklahoma, which is a city setting in Oklahoma, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 4,510 full time undergraduate students, and 810 full time graduate students.

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 207 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Southwestern Oklahoma State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate90%
Application Deadline
Application Fee15
SAT Range
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at SWOSU are considered Less Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
72%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
72%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
39%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
72%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
61%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
89%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
39%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
72%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
72%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
39%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
72%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
61%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
89%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
39%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    34 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    33 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    36 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    41 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    41 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    41 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    41 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    41 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Southwestern Oklahoma State University?

25 Students rated Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Brittany - 05/08/2024

It is not a bad school. The parking situation is awful. The campus is fairly inaccessible for people in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking. Most buildings are spread out so there is quite a walk between classes. Weatherford is a small, safe town though. Large police presence. The only big store in town is WalMart but Interstate 40 runs through town for easier access to larger towns.

Aaron - 01/10/2024

College has been such an amazing experience for me. One of the things that really stands out is how safe I feel on campus. It's such a relief knowing that I can focus on my studies and enjoy college life without constantly worrying about my well-being. Another awesome thing about my college is its size. It's not too big, which means I can actually get to know people on a more personal level. It's like being part of a tight-knit community where everyone knows each other. I've made some incredible friends and had some amazing conversations with classmates and even professors. Being in a smaller college has its perks for sure. It's easier to find my way around, and I never feel lost in the crowd. The smaller class sizes mean I get more individual attention from my professors, which has been super helpful. I feel like I'm really part of something special, you know? Overall, I couldn't be happier with my college choice. It's safe, it's small enough to foster genuine connections, and it's giving me an incredible college experience. If you want to chat about anything else or have more questions, just let me know!

Tyler - 08/12/2023

I believe Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a very diverse school. There is a friend group for every kind of background. All of the faculty are extremely helpful and welcoming and are always available and willing to help students. The community that swosu is in is a small and very well community

Adryk - 06/13/2020

The atmosphere is quiet the usual college town with some nightlife activities, a wide array of different races and international students, they are very concerned with student safety, they do try to have mixers and groups to keep the students wanting to learn and meeting new people

Southwestern Oklahoma State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Southwestern Oklahoma State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 90%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    well, when i started out i took a year off after highschool, worked on a pig farm for seaboard foods in colorado, didn't like that, tryed to join the army lost 50 pounds. turned out i was to fat still.. gave up and made it here.. got depressed but im doing okay just need money for my books maybe food cause im hungrey.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's a great hands on school, with the professor's wanting to help the students graduate and get the degree they want. The staff actually cares about it's students. Plus, it's close to home which is nice.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anybody that wants a good college experience for cheap

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Somebody who is not going to put forth the effort it requires to do well in this school. This school has a good reputation of being a good academic school, so a person not willing to do the work would not do well here.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worse thing about the school is the construction going on in and around the school. The remodeling is a good thing, but at the same time they are working during class which makes it hard to concentrate.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school has many great oppurtunities for anyone and everyone there are so many clubs, classes, and activities to get involved in, and the professors are so friendly and willing to help the students in anyway that they possibly are able to; all in all, this is such a wonderful school.

    Read all  6 answers
  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are encouraging and friendly.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Pharmacy and business schools.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The environment, everyone is so cool and nice!

    Read all  6 answers
  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    college course reqcuire a lot more studying, finances are not as easy to come by as many think, the campus life is pretty boring; not much going on

    Read all  5 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I, again, believe that finances are what keep me worried and frustrated. It is very difficult to find a job in a small town and the cost and time consuming college hinders one from obtaining an occupation and a full bank account. It's all just so expensive.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about the school I attended as an undergraduate were small class sizes and a small campus. Professors were readily accessible and it was easy to get any help I needed in my work. As a graduate student , online classes have given a great advantage in that I can work late or early, my professors are available and I am able to benefit by interacting with students from many backgrounds in many places.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

4,510

Total Undergrad Enrollment

810

Total Grad Students

9%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

69

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
65%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 73% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$13,440

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,218

Books and Supplies

$5,400

Room and Board

20,058

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,633
$30 - $48K
$9,067
$48 - $75K
$12,225
$75 - $110K
$14,338
$110K & UP
$15,308

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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