Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU)

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NWOSU can be found in Alva, OK, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 2,200 students are enrolled at NWOSU.

Most of the students accepted into NWOSU got an SAT score within the range of 920 to 1120, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 17 to 22. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the NWOSU average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.14 for accepted students. Northwestern Oklahoma State University admits around 60% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, around 48% attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NWOSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northwestern Oklahoma State University was reported as 62.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,140 college applications submitted to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NWOSU ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • NWOSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwestern Oklahoma State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Northwestern Oklahoma State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for NWOSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.8%
  • 2017-2018: 83.0%
  • 2018-2019: 62.4%
  • 2019-2020: 62.6%
  • Projected NWOSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 59.4%

How Does NWOSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northwestern Oklahoma State University is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southwestern Oklahoma State University91.1%
Newman University67.5%
Friends University45.8%
Southwestern College51.6%
Sterling College39.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NWOSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math460 - 550
Total Score920 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 22
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