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Chances of getting into Ohio Northern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.1%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio Northern University
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Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into ONU and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,735 out of 3,899 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 32 percent. Ohio Northern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

ONU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1098-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Ohio Northern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 558
SAT Composite 25th 1098
SAT Scores for Ohio Northern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

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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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1098 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ohio Northern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >80%
1204 to 1310 Avg + 70%-80%
1098 to 1204 Avg - 58%-70%
992 to 1098 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 992 Low <45%
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ONU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
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 23
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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >82%
25 to 28 Avg + 70%-82%
23 to 25 Avg - 60%-70%
21 to 23 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 21 Low <50%
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ONU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into ONU. 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 #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 70% 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
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Ohio Northern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,934 1,965 3,899
Accepted 1,343 1,392 2,735
Acceptance Rate 69% 71% 70%
Enrolled 282 326 608
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
169

Applicants have 169 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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?

70% 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 1098 and 1310. 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 23 and 28. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.