Ohio State Admission RequirementsColumbus, Ohio
Chances of getting into Ohio State University
How hard is it to get into Ohio State and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 24,988 out of 48,077 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 17 percent. Ohio State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Ohio State SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT35%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1240|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1450|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
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 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 35 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1450 and Above||Good||>65%|
|1345 to 1450||Avg +||52%-65%|
|1240 to 1345||Avg -||39%-52%|
|1135 to 1240||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 1135||Low||<27%|
Ohio State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT80%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
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 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>67%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||52%-67%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||41%-52%|
|25 to 27||Reach||32%-41%|
|Less than 25||Low||<32%|
Avg. High School GPA3.76*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Ohio State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio State University was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ohio State accepts 52% of students who apply.
54% of Ohio State University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||54%|
|Top 25% of class||89%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Bottom 50% of class||1%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||33%||32%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Ohio State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
35% of students submit their SAT scores to Ohio State. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
52% of those who apply are granted admission to Ohio State. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1450. 35% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.