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Chances of getting into University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
83%
Admission Difficulty for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into OU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at OU is 83%.  It ranks #0 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 12,883 out of 15,451 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1100/1300 ACT 23/29). University of Oklahoma Norman Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The OU application fee is $40 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 34% of students submitted SAT scores and 84% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

OU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1100-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT 
34%
SAT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus?

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. OU ranks #0 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1300 and Above Good >90%
1200 to 1300 Avg + 83%-90%
1100 to 1200 Avg - 72%-83%
1000 to 1100 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 1000 Low <57%
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OU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
84%
ACT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into OU?

Admission data indicates that OU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #0 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >90%
26 to 29 Avg + 83%-90%
23 to 26 Avg - 72%-83%
20 to 23 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 20 Low <57%
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OU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.63
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Oklahoma Norman Campus?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into OU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OU accepts 83% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.9% Good
3.75 to 3.99 32.9% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.4% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.1% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.2% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62.2% of University of Oklahoma Norman Campus freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31.2%
Top 25% of class 62.2%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,608 6,843 15,451
Accepted 7,204 5,679 12,883
Acceptance Rate 84% 83% 83%
Enrolled 2,373 2,049 4,422
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 36% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
122

Applicants have 122 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207500 IPEDS survey data for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

FAQs

Does University of Oklahoma Norman Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

34% of students submit their SAT scores to OU. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Oklahoma Norman Campus?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to OU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1300. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.