Chances of getting into Ottawa University Ottawa

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Ottawa University Ottawa
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into OU and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 893 out of 1,110 applicants were admitted making Ottawa University Ottawa an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Ottawa University Ottawa typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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OU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Ottawa University Ottawa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Ottawa University Ottawa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ottawa University Ottawa?

Ottawa University Ottawa typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 8 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ottawa University Ottawa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >87%
1065 to 1150 Avg + 80%-87%
980 to 1065 Avg - 70%-80%
895 to 980 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 895 Low <58%
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OU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Ottawa University Ottawa
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Ottawa University Ottawa
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into OU?

Admission data indicates that OU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ottawa University Ottawa.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ottawa University Ottawa admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >87%
20 to 22 Avg + 80%-87%
18 to 20 Avg - 70%-80%
16 to 18 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 16 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Ottawa University Ottawa. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ottawa University Ottawa was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.15 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OU accepts 80% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Ottawa University Ottawa admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 426 684 1,110
Accepted 352 541 893
Acceptance Rate 83% 79% 80%
Enrolled 81 121 202
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 22% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ottawa University Ottawa and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ottawa University Ottawa
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Ottawa University Ottawa.