Southwestern Oklahoma State University

name = Southwestern Oklahoma State University

motto =
established = 1901
type = State university
president= John M. Hays
city = Weatherford
state = Oklahoma
country = USA
undergrad = 4,504 [ "Fact Book"] retrieved June 7, 2006]
postgrad = 380
staff= N/A
free =
free_label = Endowment
campus = Rural, 73 acres (295 km²) [ [ "STUDENT HANDBOOK FALL 2005 (PDF file)"] retrieved June 7, 2006]
nickname = Bulldogs
colors = blue and gray
website= []

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public university in Weatherford, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Southwestern Oklahoma State operates a branch campus in Sayre, Oklahoma. The university was originally named Southwestern Normal School by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature when it was established in 1901. [ "SWOSU History"] retrieved June 7, 2006]

Southwestern Oklahoma State's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference. The team mascot is the bulldog, and the school colors are blue gray and white.

The current president of SWOSU is Dr. John Hays, and the student body president is Greg Franklin of Midwest City, Oklahoma.

SWOSU is one of seven state regional universities in the state of Oklahoma.

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Brief Description: Southwestern Oklahoma State University maintains a rich tradition that includes strong academic programs, quality faculty and helpful support staff. Founded in 1901, the SWOSU campus includes 190 acres overlooking the Little Deer Creek Valley and the City of Weatherford, a community of approximately 12,000. Weatherford is located 60 miles west of Oklahoma City on Interstate 40.

General Information: ""Type of Institution: Regional four-year UniversityOther locations: SayreSupport: StateEnrollment (Note to institutions: this is unduplicated headcount): 6,286Setting (rural, urban, residential, etc.): Rural approximately 60 miles west of Oklahoma City on Interstate 40

Academic Information:Academic emphasis: Arts & Sciences, Behavioral Sciences & Education, Professional and Graduates Studies, Business & Technology, Pharmacy, Associate and Applied ProgramsDegree programs: Associate in Science Computer Science Criminal Justice General Business General Studies General Studies with Emphasis on American Indian Studies Pre-Nursing

Associate in Applied ScienceMedical Laboratory Technician Occupational Therapy Assistant Physical Therapist Assistant Radiologic Technology

BachelorsArt Education Accounting Athletic Training Biology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Arts Computer Science Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Engineering Physics Engineering Technology English English Education Entrepreneurship Exercise Science Finance Graphic Design Health Care AdministrationHealth Information Management Health & Physical Education Health ScienceHistory History Education Industrial Technology Information Systems Interdisciplinary Studies Management Marketing MathematicsMathematics Education Music Education Music – Elective Studies in Business Music – Performance Music Therapy Natural Science Education NursingPark Law Enforcement Parks & Recreation Management Political Science Psychology Social WorkSpanish Special Education Technology Education Two-Dimensional StudioThree-Dimensional Studio

MastersMaster of Business Administration Master of Education Master of MusicMaster of Science

Doctorate Degrees Pharm D - Doctor of Pharmacy

Certificate ProgramsA+ Certification Microsoft Certified Systems Professional Net-work+ Certification Early Childhood Education Speech & Drama Aquatics Specialist Outdoor Education Specialist

Pre-Professional CurriculaPre-Communication Sciences & Disorders Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Health Information Management Pre-Law Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing Pre-Nutritional Sciences/clinical dietetics Pre-PharmacyPre-Occupational Therapy Assistant Pre-Optometry Pre-Physical TherapyPre-Physical Therapist AssistantPre-Physician Associate/AssistantPre-Radiologic Technology/RadiologyPre-Veterinary Medicine

Class times offered: Daytime, evening and weekendSpecial programs: SWOSU offers interactive video classes throughout OklahomaAcademic calendar: Fall semester (August through early December); spring semester (January to early May); summer semester (June to end of July, early August).

Faculty InformationTotal faculty: 268Full-time faculty: 213Part-time faculty: 55Student-faculty ratio (Note to institutions: this is FTE): 20 to 1Percent of faculty with advanced degrees: 95%Faculty involvement: Faculty advise students

Admissions InformationACT/SAT requirements: ACT: 20, SAT: 940High school graduation: Required, GED is acceptedHigh school GPA: Overall GPA of 2.7 and rank in the upper 50 percent of your classHigh school curriculum requirements: 15-unit core curriculumApplication process: Submit complete application, with $15 application fee, official high school transcript and ACT or SAT score(s)Application deadlines: March 1 for scholarships

Transfer StudentsMinimum college GPA required: 2.0 GPA minimumMaximum credits transferable: 60 hours from a 2 year school; 90 hours from a 4 year schoolItems required for application: Completed application, with $15 application fee, official college transcripts (high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores are also required if less than 24 college credit hours completed).

International StudentsTOEFL test requirements: score of 500 and a satisfactory ACT or SAT score

Housing InformationHousing types: two women’s; three men’s dorms; 32 Bulldog Apartments for upperclassmen & married studentsFood services: “food-court style” Cafeteria, “U” Grill and The University Market Equipment/services in living areas: Wireless internet access and expandable cable TV in all rooms. Common areas feature televisions, microwaves, study areas, telephones and free activities.Access to technology: Wireless internet access to all rooms

Student LifeCampus organizations: minority, departmental, professional, religious and honor societies, student government, theatre/music and Greek life.Intramural sports: Flag football, basketballCollegiate sports: Football, Baseball, Cross Country, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Rodeo Special student services: veteran and financial or physical disadvantages student services available

CostsTuition: $3,000Academic service fees: Fees vary for courses. Average per hour cost is $3.Mandatory fees: $750Room and board: $3,400Books and supplies: $1,000

Financial AidTypes of financial aid available: Academic, talent-based awards and need based aidPercentage of full-time freshmen who applied for aid: 77%Percentage who demonstrated need: 74%Percentage who demonstrated need and received aid: 99%Average financial aid package: $3,885.00Application process: Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid and applicationApplication deadlines: March 1 for scholarships

Contact InformationName, address, telephone number (including toll-free), fax number and e-mail address of contact office: Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTodd Boyd, Shamus Moore and Rebecca Manney, Admissions & Recruitment Office100 Campus DriveWeatherford, Oklahoma 73096Phone: 580.774.3782Fax: 580.774.7131E-mail: admissions@swosu.eduWeb site address of institution:


External links

* [ Southwestern Oklahoma State University official web site]
* [ Southwestern Oklahoma State University student web site]
* [ Southwestern Oklahoma State University's official athletics web site]

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