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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Northwestern Oklahoma State is a public university located in Alva, Oklahoma. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,430 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northwestern Oklahoma State acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 31% of students, Northwestern Oklahoma State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,500.
709 Oklahoma Blvd
Alva, OK 73717
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About Northwestern Oklahoma State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Northwestern Oklahoma State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,660/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,711/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
10
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    43%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,430Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
343
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Young adults
    88%
  • Adult
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.15 responses
Poll
39%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Small but mighty
    40%
  • Very sports oriented
    30%
  • Slow
    20%
  • Friendly
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Amazing school! Everyone is so friendly, the professors try their hardest to work with each individual student and make sure they are understanding the curriculum. I've never been to a class in which I felt no one cared about my education. I am proud to call myself a Ranger. The campus is taken care of and is absolutely beautiful. The dorms are extremely nice in comparison to many colleges I looked at before attending NWOSU.
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When I went to Northwestern Oklahoma State University I loved the campus. It was not super big but it also was not super small. Pretty great size. I also loved how they have a football and soccer team, my two favorite sports. They also have the most important thing for me, my major, nursing. I heard that they had a pretty good nursing program. Another thing is the people are extremely nice and friendly.
First year student and college athlete. So far it’s amazing! Staff is absolutely fantastic. Small rural college in a cute town. Not much to do in town but tons of activities through the college