Ohio State Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Ohio State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Ohio State? The school has a 54% acceptance rate. Last year, 24,265 out of 44,845 applicants were admitted making Ohio State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Ohio State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1230
SAT Scores for Ohio State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1460
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Ohio State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1345 out of 1600. 32 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 State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >67%
1345 to 1460 Avg + 54%-67%
1230 to 1345 Avg - 41%-54%
1115 to 1230 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1115 Low <29%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Ohio State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Ohio State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Ohio State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ohio State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >67%
29 to 31 Avg + 54%-67%
27 to 29 Avg - 41%-54%
25 to 27 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 25 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Ohio State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Ohio State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,555 22,290 44,845
Accepted 12,620 11,645 24,265
Acceptance Rate 56% 52% 54%
Enrolled 4,094 3,844 7,938
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 33% 33%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ohio State 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=204796 IPEDS survey data for Ohio State University.