Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK, USA

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University
3.72 Average Rating

Jace from Chicago, IL

a past student here
8 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
What you learn is very dependent on what you put into it. If you're really eager to learn, there are a ton of great faculty that are eager to share their knowledge.
Did enjoy being here
LOVED it here. If you are respectful and demonstrate that you are there to learn, the faculty and staff bend-over-backwards to help you.

Loved living in Jefferson Hall. Moved off campus and hated it -- moved back to Jefferson.
Bang for the buck
Has to be one of the best values out there.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus! The HS Relations staff is fantastic.

Make friends with people that live in the dorms -- they are on the ones that know about the fun stuff going on.

Even if you live off campus, consider getting a campus meal plan.

Find ways to show the faculty that you are there to learn. Ask questions in class, take advantage of office hours to ask in-depth questions. The key at SWOSU is to separate yourself from some of the other students who are kind of coasting.

Join a club -- any club -- just to get plugged-in to meet new people. If you're not sure what's best for you, stop by the VP of Student Affairs' office for help.

As it gets closer to graduation, you need to take charge of your own job search. When I was there (in the mid-90s) virtually no recruiters came to campus and the office wasn't much help.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to balance academics with the social aspects of college life.

Students looking for a campus with friendly people.
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Ashley from Lawton, OK

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Will enjoy being here
Everyone that I came in contact with while I was visiting the campus was extremely friendly. They also said that Weatherford loves its college students! I really enjoyed the atmosphere, and you will too if you like the small town feel.
Bang for the buck
They have great academic programs, and even the one of the top pharmacy schools in the nation. Tuition is not outrageous, so it is affordable to get a great education.
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Morgan from Yukon, OK

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At SWOSU I have had many great teachers. What helps a lot in finding good teachers is searching them first at ratemyprofessor.com. This site has helped me find teachers that aren't too difficult but still teach great. It always helps to find people who have had the professor before also. Those students will have notes and maybe even the book with highlighted material directly from that specific professor. It's all about using your resources.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone on campus is very kind and friendly. Everyone of my professors I've had has been easy to work with and willing to help out in any way they can. They all make it very easy to ask questions and if you still don't understand to go and talk to them in their office for more information on the subject. There isn't a whole lot to do around the campus so that is probably it's biggest fault. Most students go home on the weekends.
Bang for the buck
SWOSU is one of the more affordable schools around which is why I attended here. You still get a quality education without emptying your pockets.
Tips for prospective students
Talk to others who have gone here. There are many tricks I've learned about free printing or free copies that I never would have known unless I talked to other students around the campus. Also, get to know as many people as you can. This way you will always have someone to eat with and you will recognize many faces around campus. Get your homework done as soon as possible. Staying ahead of the game with your work makes everything much easier and causes a lot less stress.

Definitely visit the campus.

Ask questions.

Live in the dorms the first year, you will meet lots of people.

The meal plan isn't always good if you like making your own food, there aren't a whole lot of choices to choose from in the cafeteria or university grill.
Great for these types of students
SWOSU is great for students who are from small towns and want the college experience but don't want to go way out of their norm. Weatherford has a very small town feeling.
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Alejandra from Guymon, OK

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Teachers here love what they are doing and are eager to teach. There are many good and wise teachers especially in any science department. Students can find professors in any subject that teach the way they learn. Teachers are always available to help ,and if not there are help or tutoring centers. Not only do you learn about your major, but you are also being taught how to become responsible adult with the help of professors and peers.
Am enjoying being here
I live in Oklahoma Hall and have met many kind people. I have made so many friends either in my dorm or in the activities I participate in. There are so many activities one can join depending on their majors or interests. You love music then join band. Love leadership then think about student government. There are many religious activities if you love your religion. No matter who you are,you can belong here with SWOSU`s variety of activities.
Bang for the buck
SWOSU is one of the cheapest schools. For one year the total comes out to be around $8,000. Meal plans are not that expensive, and you can rent books.
Tips for prospective students
Even if it is for a year, live in the dorm. Also, join activities. You will meet new people and have the wonderful college experience. Every teacher has office hours therefore take advantage of that. Your grades will improve.
Great for these types of students
SWOSU is known for its pharmacy and nursing school. It has great science programs and great teachers. Also, it offers music therapy,something many universities do not have. SWOSU is the school for people who like small campuses and like the idea of teachers getting to know their students.
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Amanda from Clinton, OK

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
SWOSU is an amazing campus. It's is affordable, clean, well-displayed, friendly, and has close nit community. On top of all that SWOSU has a fast growing Engineering department, and has been working with Oklahoma high schoolers with the First Tech Challenge which is high school level robotics competitions.
Tips for prospective students
The campus may seem small, but looks can be deceiving. Go to the campus, look at all the departments your interested in, talk to the teachers (they are always willing to give you a summary of the class and are really friendly), and talk to some of the students in the departments building to get a better perspective of the area of your interest. SWOSU is an awesome campus, don't rule it out until you check it out.
Academic Rigor
SWOSU is at the top of the Pharmacy schools, and has amazing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. The teachers are really friendly and care about their students success which helps a lot when you need help with your work. They have a very high graduation rate compared to most schools in Oklahoma.
Dorm Life
Having a dorm on campus can be life saver. You have almost 24/7 access to computers, exercise equiptment, free laundry, free internet connection, free cable, and the different dorms are always having fun nights where they get everyone together for fun activities. From any dorm you can walk to where you need to be on campus.
Food and Dining
SWOSU has an awesome concession area at the Wellness Center, and the Student Union is conviently located right in the middle of campus. There are so many choices for food, dessert, and much more. They even have a Starbucks in the Student Union.
What to do for fun
Each dorm has a lounge to hang with friends at and play pool, ping pong, watch movies, and frequently have fun nights with all sorts of activities. The Wellness Center has exercise equiptment, a rock wall, basketball courts, and loads more. Weatherford has a movie theatre, the YMCA, bowling, SWOSU and local pools, and is close to Oklahoma City.
Bang for the buck
Take the price of most schools in Oklahoma, and cut it in half to get the affordable SWOSU price with the same or better education provided. They also give out tons of scholarships. You get more for less.
Great for these types of students
Students going into Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, and almost any other major area you can think of. It's a great school for anyone.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and activities that its hard to not want to be in all of them. Each area of study pretty much has their own clubs, and if the impossible happens and you can't find a good club, it is extremely easy to make one. There over a hundred clubs that I know of and I haven't even tried looking up all of them.
Campus Safety
There are campus police 24/7. SWOSU is a completely smoke-free campus which is extremely rare. I can't think of a safer, or cleaner campus.
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Chaise from Tulsa, OK

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
several different class choices
Will enjoy being here
not overcrowded good class sizes for leraning and getting along with each other
Bang for the buck
Cheaper than several other colleges and you have the same education
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