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Ohio University-Main Campus Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Ohio University Main Campus

Ohio University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.3%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Ohio University-Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,311 out of 23,385 applicants were admitted making Ohio University Main Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Ohio University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Ohio University-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Ohio University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Ohio University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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

Ohio University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 21 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ohio University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >86%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 78%-86%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 68%-78%
970 to 1070 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 970 Low <55%
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Ohio University-Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Ohio University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ohio University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ohio University-Main Campus?

Admission data indicates that Ohio University-Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio University Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ohio University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >87%
23 to 26 Avg + 78%-87%
21 to 23 Avg - 70%-78%
19 to 21 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 19 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Ohio University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio University Main Campus was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ohio University-Main Campus accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ohio University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

82% of Ohio University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ohio University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Ohio University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,260 10,125 23,385
Accepted 10,638 7,673 18,311
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 78%
Enrolled 2,233 1,747 3,980
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ohio University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204857 IPEDS survey data for Ohio University Main Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

21% of students submit their SAT scores to Ohio University-Main Campus. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Ohio University-Main Campus. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1270. 21% 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 21 and 26. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.