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Admission to OU

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At the University of Oklahoma, we look at the whole person; the individual. Yes, we will review your test score, GPA and class rank and what classes you chose to take…. but what is the rest of your story? How do you define yourself? What makes your journey unique? How do you spend your time? What are your goals for making the world a better place?

We want for you to be part of our community. All of these things will be taken into consideration as we evaluate your application.


Admission Evaluation Criteria

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Academic Rigor

A student’s academic preparation and performance measures such as high school GPA, ACT/SAT test score and course rigor.

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A student’s interest in OU, community involvement, leadership and extra-curricular activities, work experience and exceptional talents.



A student’s writing and self-expression, measured through the essay portion of the admission application.

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Letter of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation from a high school official.

Students at OU graduate with an average high school GPA of 3.6. On average, they have an ACT score of 26 and an SAT score of 1180 and 70% of our students graduated in the top 25% of their class. There is more, however, to our students than just these numbers. Our students are diverse, well-rounded and understand the importance of giving back. They have learned life lessons and want to contribute. They are talented, spirited and ask the tough questions. More than anything, they want to engage in a vibrant academic community, which is exactly what you will find here.

The OU community includes...

Thinkers, givers, achievers, creators, entrepreneurs, lifesavers, researchers, innovators, relators, inventors, designers, collaborators and communicators.

Does this sound like you?
Our students and professors…. dream big, make a difference, celebrate new ideas and forward thinking, challenge and support and inspire each other, share rich traditions and have fun.

Will you call OU home?

Apply to OU

We're so excited you're considering the University of Oklahoma, one of Princeton Review’s top public universities in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. The first step on your path to becoming a Sooner is to apply! Each application is read thoroughly, thoughtfully and fairly to evaluate all-around excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership, service, citizenship and character.

If you decide this is the right fit for you, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Apply early. Our scholarship deadline for incoming freshmen is Feb.1.
  • Our application includes an essay. You can find the questions here. Practice your writing skills.
  • Focus on your studies. Academic rigor is important.

The Sooner family is special. Exciting things are happening here. We hope you consider being a part of it.

Apply now!