Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU)

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SWOSU can be found in Weatherford, OK, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,500 students enrolled each year at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

A large majority of students at SWOSU scored in the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the SWOSU average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. 91% of all those students that apply are accepted to SWOSU, from which 43% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SWOSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southwestern Oklahoma State University was reported as 91.1% in Fall 2020 with over 2,200 applications submitted to SWOSU. 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

  • SWOSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • SWOSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SWOSU 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 Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 90.8%
  • 2017-2018: 92.0%
  • 2018-2019: 91.9%
  • 2019-2020: 91.1%
  • Projected SWOSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 85.1%

How Does SWOSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SWOSU is sixty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma64.5%
Southwestern Christian University62.1%
Oklahoma City University74.6%
Oklahoma Christian University66.6%
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College44.0%

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
  • College Prep Classes 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 SWOSU (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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