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Oklahoma State Acceptance Rate

So, you’re thinking about applying to Oklahoma State University, and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.

With an acceptance rate of 75%, admission to Oklahoma State is slightly competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the very top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1200, or an ACT score of around 25.

Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and You’ll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at Oklahoma State admission statistics.


Oklahoma State Admissions Statistics

Oklahoma State’s acceptance rate in 2017 was 75%. For students applying to the class of 2021, out of 12,501 applicants, Oklahoma State admitted about 9,392. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.52, the average ACT score was 25, and the average SAT score was 1160.

For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 22, and the 75th percentile score was 27.

For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1050. The 75th percentile score was 1280.


If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.

Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

As we said, admission to Oklahoma State is mildly competitive. Even if Oklahoma State is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.

Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.

OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took a look at Oklahoma State’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.


Oklahoma State Application Requirements

To apply to Oklahoma State, you’ll need to fill out the Oklahoma State Online Application, submit an ACT or SAT score, pay the $40 application fee, and submit your high school transcript. Everything should be submitted by October 15th.

Here’s a full list of application requirements:

  • Fill out the Oklahoma State Online Application
  • Submit an ACT score or SAT score
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Submit your high school transcript

The application deadline is October 15th. November 1st is the financial aid application deadline. May 1 is the reply date for admitted students.

Have you been admitted to Oklahoma State? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.


Oklahoma State Admitted Students Profile

If you matriculate at Oklahoma State, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.

Here are some interesting facts about the recently admitted class:

  • Roughly 51% are male and 49% are female
  • 3.5% of students are international

Oklahoma State has a diverse class. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:

  • International: 3.5%
  • Underrepresented minority: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 9.6%
  • White: 71%

What do these admitted students plan to study? Oklahoma State offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:


  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Now, how are you going to pay for this?

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Oklahoma State Tuition Figures

At $37,193, Oklahoma State’s cost of attendance is astronomical. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $7,293.

Here’s a fuller look at Oklahoma State tuition and financial aid in 2017:

  • Total budget: $37,194
  • Average financial aid package: $7,293
  • The average student debt of an Oklahoma State graduate is $24,252

Now, what is life like at Oklahoma State? Let’s take a look.


Oklahoma State Location

The main campus is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Much of the architectural style of Oklahoma State’s campus is based on the Georgian architecture.

Remember, you’re going to Oklahoma State for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.


Oklahoma State Academics

Oklahoma State has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Drama
  • Entomology
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology
  • Geology
  • Horticultural Science
  • Information Technology
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Microbiology
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Soil Science and Agronomy
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Zoology

Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at Oklahoma State.


Student Life at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.

Here’s a sampling of Oklahoma State’s student activities:

  • 1 is 2 Many
  • Aggie-X Club
  • Art History Organization
  • Construction Management Society
  • Dairy Science Club
  • Elementary Educators of Tomorrow
  • Fire Protection Society
  • Health Promotion Club
  • Meat Science Association
  • Nutritional Sciences Club
  • Oklahoma State Artist Society
  • OSU Automation Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Recreation Majors Club
  • Silver Wings
  • Turf Club
  • Wildlife Society

Are you an athlete? Oklahoma State’s got plenty of options for you.


Oklahoma State Athletics

Oklahoma State offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.

Oklahoma State’s sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross-Country
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis

Who might you become with an Oklahoma State degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:


Notable Alums

Oklahoma State has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.

Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:

  • Lawyer Anita Hill
  • Musician Garth Brooks
  • Actor Gary Busey
  • Actor James Marsden
  • Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens
  • Symantec CEO Gordon Eubanks
  • US Senator Tom Coburn
  • UFC champion Daniel Cormier
  • UFC champion Randy Couture

And this is only a partial list!


Getting into Oklahoma State is very competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.

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Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Written by Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Prep Expert Founder & CEO

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