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#4 Best Public Universities in Ohio

Ohio University Admission Requirements

Athens, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Ohio University Main Campus

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Ohio University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ohio University is 87%.  It ranks #61 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Ohio University Main Campus is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 19,700 out of 22,518 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1050/1250 ACT 21/26). Ohio University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.58. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Ohio University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Ohio University Main Campus. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 21% of students submitted SAT scores and 91% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Ohio University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Ohio University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Ohio University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Ohio University Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Ohio University ranks #16 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ohio University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >92%
1150 to 1250 Avg + 87%-92%
1050 to 1150 Avg - 80%-87%
950 to 1050 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 950 Low <70%
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Ohio University 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 19
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?

Admission data indicates that Ohio University 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 #19 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 87%-93%
21 to 23 Avg - 81%-87%
19 to 21 Reach 74%-81%
Less than 19 Low <74%
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Ohio University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.58
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Ohio University Main Campus?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Ohio University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio University Main Campus was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ohio University accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 20%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Ohio University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,308 9,210 22,518
Accepted 11,743 7,957 19,700
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 1,837 1,289 3,126
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ohio University Main Campus is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ohio University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ohio University Main Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Ohio University Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Ohio University Main Campus?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Ohio University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Ohio University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1250. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ohio University Main Campus?

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.