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How hard is it to get into Ohio State and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 25,634 out of 47,703 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 15 percent. Ohio State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Ohio State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1250|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1360|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ohio State University?
Ohio State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>67%|
|1355 to 1460||Avg +||54%-67%|
|1250 to 1355||Avg -||41%-54%|
|1145 to 1250||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 1145||Low||<29%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||30|
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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 #4 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>67%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||54%-67%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||41%-54%|
|26 to 28||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 26||Low||<29%|
What GPA do you need to get into Ohio State University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Ohio State. 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 54% of students who apply.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.76 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
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)||29%||31%||30%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Ohio State University is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to Ohio State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Considered but not 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.
35% of students submit their SAT scores to Ohio State. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
54% 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 1250 and 1460. 35% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 32. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.