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Chances of getting into Ohio Northern University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
65%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio Northern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into ONU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at ONU is 65%.  It ranks #21 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. ONU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,752 out of 4,221 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 39 percent (SAT 1100/1320 ACT 22/28). Ohio Northern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.79. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The ONU application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Ohio Northern University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 22% of students submitted SAT scores and 89% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

ONU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1100-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT 
22%
SAT Scores for Ohio Northern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Ohio Northern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1210

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

Ohio Northern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 990. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. ONU ranks #9 in Ohio and #233 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ohio Northern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >78%
1210 to 1320 Avg + 65%-78%
1100 to 1210 Avg - 49%-65%
990 to 1100 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 990 Low <34%
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ONU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
89%
ACT Scores for Ohio Northern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Ohio Northern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that ONU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio Northern University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ohio Northern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >78%
25 to 28 Avg + 65%-78%
22 to 25 Avg - 49%-65%
19 to 22 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 19 Low <34%
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ONU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.79
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Ohio Northern University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into ONU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio Northern University was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ONU accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ohio Northern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 34.72% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.66% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.44% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.05% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.74% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.22% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.17% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Ohio Northern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,240 1,981 4,221
Accepted 1,473 1,279 2,752
Acceptance Rate 66% 65% 65%
Enrolled 251 328 579
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 26% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
220

Applicants have 220 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ohio Northern University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ohio Northern University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ohio Northern University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204635 IPEDS survey data for Ohio Northern University.

FAQs

Does Ohio Northern University prefer SAT or ACT?

22% of students submit their SAT scores to ONU. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Ohio Northern University?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to ONU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Ohio Northern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1320. 22% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ohio Northern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.