OU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into OU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 9,318 out of 12,002 applicants or 78% were admitted making University of Oklahoma Norman Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,396 5,606 12,002
Accepted 5,069 4,249 9,318
Acceptance Rate 79% 76% 78%
Enrolled 2,228 1,972 4,200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 46% 45%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that OU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1265 out of 1600. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1400
SAT Reading 560 700
SAT Math 570 700
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >87%
26 to 29 Avg + 78%-87%
24 to 26 Avg - 70%-78%
22 to 24 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 22 Low <60%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >86%
1265 to 1400 Avg + 78%-86%
1130 to 1265 Avg - 68%-78%
995 to 1130 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 995 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.59 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OU accepts 78% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207500 IPEDS survey data for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

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