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Ohio State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Ohio State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48.1%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Ohio State and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,964 out of 47,782 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 12 percent. Only 31% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1320-1490
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Ohio State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1320
SAT Scores for Ohio State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1490
Average SAT Score 1410

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 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 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 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 29 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
1490 and Above Good >61%
1405 to 1490 Avg + 48%-61%
1320 to 1405 Avg - 35%-48%
1235 to 1320 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1235 Low <24%
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Ohio State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Ohio State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
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
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 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. The school ranks #5 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 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 >61%
29 to 31 Avg + 48%-61%
27 to 29 Avg - 35%-48%
25 to 27 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 25 Low <24%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

High School Class Rank

54% of Ohio State University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ohio State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Ohio State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 23,500 24,282 47,782
Accepted 12,018 10,946 22,964
Acceptance Rate 51% 45% 48%
Enrolled 3,705 3,504 7,209
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 32% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
137

Applicants have 137 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Ohio State before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.