East Central University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of East Central University

East Central University is a public university situated in Ada, Oklahoma. The school has just below 6,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 18 to 1, and a mean class size of 18. Student life is robust with many sororities and fraternities and over 60 student organizations and clubs, including shotgun club, which involves recreational and competitive activities. East Central is a member of the NCAA Division II Great American Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,577 (2,965 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male/58% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,810 (resident); $16,020 (non-resident)
  • Books: $1,600
  • Room and Board: $6,848
  • Other Expenses: $3,010
  • Total Cost: $18,268 (resident); $27,478 (non-resident)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,882
    • Loans: $4,575

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 52%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 34%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Football, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Track & Field, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Overview of East Central University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 46%, East Central University is a moderately selective school, Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • East Central University Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 370/430
    • SAT Math: 480/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Composite: 17/23
    • ACT English: 17/23
    • ACT Math: 13/23

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for East Central University, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If East Central University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University San Bernardino, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for East Central University, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Texas A&M University-Commerce, Radford University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Northridge

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than East Central University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to East Central University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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