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Acceptance Rate

74%
Admission Difficulty for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into OU? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 11,529 out of 15,579 applicants were admitted making OU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1220-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Estimated Average SAT 1330
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus?

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >83%
1325 to 1430 Avg + 74%-83%
1220 to 1325 Avg - 63%-74%
1115 to 1220 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1115 Low <50%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

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 >83%
26 to 29 Avg + 74%-83%
23 to 26 Avg - 63%-74%
20 to 23 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 20 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.59
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as OU accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

64% 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 33%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,478 7,101 15,579
Accepted 6,297 5,232 11,529
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 2,339 2,134 4,473
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 41% 39%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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 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.