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 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
Applicants Submitting SAT29%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||670|
|SAT Composite 25th||1320|
|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.
|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%|
Ohio State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT86%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|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.
|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%|
Ohio State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
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)||31%||32%||31%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply137
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|
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.