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Ohio State SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Ohio State University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Ohio State University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1345

The average composite SAT score for admitted Ohio State University freshman is 1345 out of 1600. Ohio State students have the 119th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1345 is in the 92nd percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1250 to 1440

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1250 to 1440. The 75th percentile score is 1440 while the 25th percentile score is 1250.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Ohio State but we estimate it to be around a 1150 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 685

The average score for Ohio State students on the math portion of the SAT is 685 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 630 and the 75th percentile score 740.

Average SAT Reading Score 660

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 620 to 700 and the average score for Ohio State University students is 660.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

21 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Ohio State University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Ohio State University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 57.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.76.

Can I get into Ohio State with a 1440 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1440 or higher is very competitive at Ohio State and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 72% or higher.

Can I get into Ohio State with a 1350 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1350 to 1430 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 58% to 70%.

Can I get into Ohio State with a 1250 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1250 to 1340 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 41% to 56% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Ohio State with a 1150 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1150 to 1240 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 39% chance of admission to Ohio State. SAT scores below 1150 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Ohio State University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 88%
1590 87%
1580 87%
1570 86%
1560 85%
1550 84%
1540 83%
1530 82%
1520 81%
1510 80%
1500 79%
1490 78%
1480 77%
1470 76%
1460 74%
1450 73%
1440 72%
1430 70%
1420 69%
1410 67%
1400 66%
1390 64%
1380 63%
1370 61%
1360 59%
1350 58%
1340 56%
1330 55%
1320 53%
1310 51%
1300 49%
1290 48%
1280 46%
1270 44%
1260 43%
1250 41%
1240 39%
1230 38%
1220 36%
1210 35%
1200 33%
1190 32%
1180 30%
1170 29%
1160 28%
1150 26%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796 IPEDS survey data for Ohio State University.