SWOSU: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Southwestern Oklahoma State University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to SWOSU, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown SWOSU statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Southwestern Oklahoma State University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to SWOSU, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at SWOSU

What are your chances at SWOSU?

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    *gpa score is required

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    What GPA do you need to get into Southwestern Oklahoma State University?

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s average GPA is 3.46. Southwestern Oklahoma State University does require GPA. This average GPA means Southwestern Oklahoma State University is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of SWOSU application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.46 to 3.63 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.63 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Southwestern Oklahoma State University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on SWOSU’s campus. These SWOSU admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s acceptance rate was 91.55. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 91.0 % 92.0 % 91.55 %

    As you can see, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that SWOSU will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into SWOSU - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at SWOSU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at SWOSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Does Southwestern Oklahoma State University Require Test Scores?

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University SAT Requirements

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s average SAT score is 0 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Southwestern Oklahoma State University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 0 0 0
    Reading 0 0 0
    2019 Total 0 0 0
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s average SAT score is 0. To be a competitive applicant for Southwestern Oklahoma State University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 0, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Southwestern Oklahoma State University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 0.

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University ACT Requirements

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s average ACT score is 62. To be a competitive applicant for Southwestern Oklahoma State University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 52, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Southwestern Oklahoma State University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 72.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 17 24 20
    Reading 17 24 20
    Writing 18 24 21
    2019 Total 52 72 62
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Southwestern Oklahoma State University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Required
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into SWOSU

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into SWOSU. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at SWOSU, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with SWOSU admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 0 on the SAT or 62 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.46.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with SWOSU’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Southwestern Oklahoma State University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Weatherford has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Southwestern Oklahoma State University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Weatherford area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. SWOSU needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Southwestern Oklahoma State University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your SWOSU app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that SWOSU’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at SWOSU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at SWOSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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