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Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public institution that was founded in 1901. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,297, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southwestern Oklahoma State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,175 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,535 (2012-13).
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Southwestern Oklahoma State University understands college is more than books and semesters. College is an important transition between life under Mom's roof and life in the real world. Many incoming students don't know what they want out of life yet, but SWOSU will help them get there. SWOSU's got the stuff that really matters. Professors who've worked in their fields of study. Small class sizes. Great majors in all areas. A renowned pharmacy school. Cool friends. Caring faculty. Close to Oklahoma City. See why SWOSU is the right university for individual greatness.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Southwestern Oklahoma State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 90.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||90.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 19:1, and the school has 43 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||17%|
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Southwestern Oklahoma State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,297, with a gender distribution of 41.9 percent male students and 58.1 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus. Southwestern Oklahoma State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Southwestern Oklahoma State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Southwestern Oklahoma State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 62.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $1,448.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,175 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,535 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$4,600 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data