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University Of Oklahoma Essay Requirements

The initial steps in the admitting process for beginning Freshmen are as follows:

  • Fill out the online application for admission and pay the $20 application fee by debit or credit card

  • Submit an official six semester high school transcript and schedule of classes--if prior to graduation

  • Submit official ACT/SAT scores

Admission Requirements

The student must have:

  • Must score a 20 on the ACT or 1020 on the SAT OR

  • Must rank in the top 50% of graduating class with a 2.7 gpa OR

  • Must have a 2.7 gpa in 15 units of core curricular courses

Shots and Immunizations

Oklahoma state law requires all students who attend Oklahoma colleges to provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. Click here for immunzation requirements.

Shots/Immunization records can be sent to Student Health Services:

ECU Student Health Services
1100 E 14th Street PMB S-7
Ada, OK 74820

Fax: 580-559-5276

Curricular Requirements

The student must have the following nine units of core curricular requirements for college entrance:

  • 4 years English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)

  • 3 years Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics (added 2004) or Applied Mathematics WITH Algebra II (Fall 1992 to 2002)

  • 3 years Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement. Applied Biology/Chemistry only before Fall 2004)

  • Student will also be checked for completion of the following six core curricular courses:
    (Student will be required to complete an additional collegiate course in the relative subject area to make up the high school deficiency.)

  • 3 years History and Citizenship (including one year of American History, 1/2 year of Government and 1 1/2 years of additional units from History, Economics, Geography, Government, or Non-Western Culture)

  • 2 additional units from subject areas listed above, or selected from Computer Science or Foreign Language

Curricular Remediation: Students with curricular deficiencies who fail to demonstrate adequate curricular competence will be required to complete developmental courses as described below:

  • Students with mathematics, English, or science deficiencies will be required to enroll in developmental courses designed to remedy the deficiency. Students must receive a grade equivalent to a "C" or better to remove the deficiency.

Note: Any student who has attempted six hours or less of previous college credit, (excluding 0-level course work or college credit prior to high school graduation) is considered a beginning freshman and the same eligibility requirements apply.

Further questions concerning beginning freshman admissions can be answered by contacting the Office of Admissions at 580-559-5628.

Documents for admission can be sent to the Office of Admissions at

East Central University, Admin Bldg, Rm 102
1100 E 14th Street PMB R-8
Ada, OK 74820

Fax: 580-559-5167

Admission requirements are subject to change each Fall as mandated by the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education.

If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.

The acceptance rate at University of Oklahoma (OU) is 78%. For every 100 applicants, 78 are admitted.

This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission. But if you don't meet University of Oklahoma (OU)'s requirements, you'll be one of the unlucky few people who gets rejected.

Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.

The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.

The average GPA at University of Oklahoma (OU) is 3.62.

(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.62, University of Oklahoma (OU) requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need at least a mix of A's and B's, with more A's than B's. You can compensate for a lower GPA with harder classes, like AP or IB classes. This will show that you're able to handle more difficult academics than the average high school student.

If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.62, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.

Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.

You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to University of Oklahoma (OU). More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.

University of Oklahoma (OU) SAT Requirements

Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.

Average SAT: 1270 (Old: 1205)

The average SAT score composite at University of Oklahoma (OU) is a 1270 on the 1600 SAT scale.

On the old 2400 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1205. (According to our records, this school requires only Reading and Math, so this score is out of 1600.)

This score makes University of Oklahoma (OU) Competitive for SAT test scores.


University of Oklahoma (OU) SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1130, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 1420. In other words, a 1130 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 1420 will move you up to above average.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math620570700
Reading322836
Composite127011301420

University of Oklahoma (OU) SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile Old SAT score is 1060, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1340. In other words, a 1060 on the Old SAT places you below average, while a 1340 puts you well above average.

Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math607540670
Reading598520670
Composite120510601340

SAT Score Choice Policy

The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.

University of Oklahoma (OU) has the Score Choice policy of "Contact School."

This means that the school wants you to contact them to learn more about their Score Choice policies. Keep reading - we may have extra notes about this from our own expert research.


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University of Oklahoma (OU) ACT Requirements

Just like for the SAT, University of Oklahoma (OU) likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.

Average ACT: 26

The average ACT score at University of Oklahoma (OU) is 26. This score makes University of Oklahoma (OU) Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.

The 25th percentile ACT score is 24, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 29.

Even though University of Oklahoma (OU) likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 24 or below, you'll have a harder time getting in, unless you have something else impressive in your application.

ACT Score Sending Policy

If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.

Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.

This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 24 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.

ACT Superscore Policy

By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.

We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to University of Oklahoma (OU), so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 24.


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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements

Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.

University of Oklahoma (OU) considers the SAT/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.


SAT Subject Test Requirements

Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.

We did not find information that University of Oklahoma (OU) requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.