Chances of getting into Ohio Northern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.1%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio Northern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into ONU and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,749 out of 4,159 applicants were admitted making ONU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Ohio Northern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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ONU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Ohio Northern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Ohio Northern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1290

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

Ohio Northern University typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 3 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

Ohio Northern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >77%
1285 to 1370 Avg + 66%-77%
1200 to 1285 Avg - 53%-66%
1115 to 1200 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1115 Low <40%
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ONU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
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 27
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 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio Northern University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ohio Northern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >77%
25 to 28 Avg + 66%-77%
22 to 25 Avg - 53%-66%
19 to 22 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 19 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Ohio Northern University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio Northern University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 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 66% 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 Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

65% of Ohio Northern University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ohio Northern University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 35%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Ohio Northern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,946 2,213 4,159
Accepted 1,296 1,453 2,749
Acceptance Rate 67% 66% 66%
Enrolled 290 350 640
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

Ohio Northern University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations 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.