Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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world rank  2980

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University Overview

Founded in 1901, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Weatherford (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Oklahoma. This institution also has a branch campus in Sayre. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 119 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SWOSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SWOSU
Founded 1901
Motto The Focus is You!
Colours Navy blue and white

University Location

Address 100 Campus Drive
Weatherford
73096-3001 Oklahoma
United States
Tel +1 (580) 772 6611
Fax +1 (580) 774 3795
Other locations Sayre

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 100 Campus Drive
Weatherford 73096
(580) 7743009

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Library
Southwestern Oklahoma State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 308,118 physical volumes, 3,465 physical media, 3,251,168 digital/electronic medium and 107 licensed digital/electronic databases. Southwestern Oklahoma State University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Southwestern Oklahoma State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,370 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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