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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Southwestern Oklahoma State is an above-average public university located in Weatherford, Oklahoma. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,593 undergraduate students. The Southwestern Oklahoma State acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 36% of students, Southwestern Oklahoma State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,000.
100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096
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About Southwestern Oklahoma State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Rankings

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Southwestern Oklahoma State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,996/ 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
$7,704/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    51%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,593Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
857
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Country
    25%
  • The Focus is You.
    25%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    14%
  • Simple
    11%
  • Stuck up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Home-like
    21%
  • AWESOME
    11%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • Underrated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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The online learning options provided by a college are extremely important, especially nowadays. SWOSU does a decent job accommodating students who are unable to attend class in person. However, there is always room for improvement!
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I transferred to SWOSU to complete my junior and senior years. Overall, it is a great school. The professors are top-notch and are willing to go above an beyond to make sure that you're successful. The town of Weatherford is small. However, there were plenty of food options around town. Plus, OKC is only an hour away. Although the academics are great, the weight room in the wellness center could use some improvement. I was spoiled with amazing facilities at my previous university, so maybe I'm a little biased. If you're looking for a university that is affordable, clean, safe, and committed to you as a paying student, SWOSU is definitely the place to go. I couldn't be happier with my time at SWOSU and the opportunities that were provided to me there. At roughly 5,000 students, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and make your mark on campus. Go DAWGS.
I am new to SWOSU and I haven't started my semester yet, but it hasn't been great so far. Almost everything is closed due to COVID, so we have had to meet with our advisors and Registrar through emails only, which is fine. However, my siblings and I are transfer students from out of state and they refuse to take our associate degrees at face value. They cherry-picked which credits count toward our bachelor degree (meaning that instead of 2 years for my sister to complete her degree, she basically still has another 4 years).

They are slow to process financial aid documents, some advisors are not very helpful, there is very little communication between registrar and bursar, and we are still being charged exorbitant fees (almost $700!) for services we CANNOT use this semester because so many things are closed due to COVID. They also raised tuition 3% this year and didn't mention it until we were already registered for classes.

We will see how classes go this semester.