Your chances of getting into Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Admission Rate & Difficulty
The acceptance rate at NWOSU is 59.3%. Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Oklahoma.
How hard is it to get into NWOSU and can you get accepted?
NWOSU is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 714 out of the 1,204 who applied were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent (SAT 850/1090 ACT 17/22). Northwestern Oklahoma State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Can you get into NWOSU?
59% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.
Admission Requirements in Brief
To have the best chance of getting into to Northwestern Oklahoma State University you should:
- Have a high school GPA of 3.42 or better
- Earn B+ grades in high school
- Score 970 on the SAT
- Score 19 on the ACT
- Graduate in the top half of your high school class
GPA Requirements & Average GPA
What GPA do you need to get into Northwestern Oklahoma State University?
The GPA requirements for getting into NWOSU are to have around a 3.42 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.
If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NWOSU accepts 59% of students who apply.
The average unweighted GPA at NWOSU is 3.42 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school. The school ranks #13 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA.
See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.
Competitiveness by GPA Ranges
The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022
NWOSU SAT Scores
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|Reading 25th Percentile||430|
|Math 25th Percentile||420|
|Composite 25th Percentile||850|
|SAT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|Reading 75th Percentile||540|
|Math 75th Percentile||550|
|Composite 75th Percentile||1090|
|Average SAT Score||970
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Northwestern Oklahoma State University?
Average Score & Range
The average SAT score at NWOSU is 970 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 850-1090. Students who get into Northwestern Oklahoma State University score in the top 85 percent of all SAT test takers.. NWOSU ranks #13 in the state of Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score.
Score for Acceptance
You should target scoring 970 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. NWOSU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 850 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 850, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 730, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
View other colleges which accept students in the 970 SAT score range.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score
The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 970, you have around a 59% chance of being admitted. A 1090 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 73% chance of getting in.
NWOSU ACT Scores
ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|Reading 25th Percentile||15|
|Math 25th Percentile||16|
|Composite 25th Percentile||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|Reading 75th Percentile||21|
|Math 75th Percentile||22|
|Composite 75th Percentile||22|
|Average ACT Score||19
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for students to get into NWOSU?
The average ACT score for admitted students to NWOSU is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 22. The school ranks #14 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score.
Score for Acceptance
For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.
Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score
Here are your predicted chances of getting into NWOSU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 59% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 76% with a 22 ACT score.
High School Class Rank
63% of Northwestern Oklahoma State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 32% are in the top quarter.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||13%|
|Top 25% of class||32%|
|Top 50% of class||63%|
Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||41%||39%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Northwestern Oklahoma State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Admission Requirements Summary
Because NWOSU is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.42 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 970 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1090 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 19 on the ACT places you in a strong position.
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207306 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Does Northwestern Oklahoma State University prefer SAT or ACT?
10% of students submit their SAT scores to NWOSU. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
What is my chance of getting into Northwestern Oklahoma State University?
59% of those who apply are granted admission to NWOSU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
What SAT score is required for Northwestern Oklahoma State University?
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 1090. The average SAT score is 970. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
What ACT score is required for Northwestern Oklahoma State University?
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.