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Otterbein University Admission Requirements

Westerville, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Otterbein University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.1%
Admission Difficulty for Otterbein University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Otterbein University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,167 out of 2,849 applicants were admitted making Otterbein University 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 56 percent. Otterbein University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Otterbein 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.

Otterbein University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1225
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Otterbein University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Otterbein University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 625
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1225
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Otterbein University?

Otterbein University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Otterbein University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1225 and Above Good >84%
1107 to 1225 Avg + 76%-84%
990 to 1107 Avg - 65%-76%
873 to 990 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 873 Low <52%
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Otterbein University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Otterbein University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Otterbein University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Otterbein University?

Admission data indicates that Otterbein University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Otterbein University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Otterbein University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >85%
23 to 27 Avg + 76%-85%
20 to 23 Avg - 67%-76%
17 to 20 Reach 56%-67%
Less than 17 Low <56%
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Otterbein University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.68
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Otterbein University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Otterbein University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Otterbein University was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.68 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Otterbein University accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Otterbein University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 26.18% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 21.68% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.16% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.52% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.66% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.78% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.02% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54.09% of Otterbein University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Otterbein University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25.27%
Top 25% of class 54.09%
Top 50% of class 85%
Lower 50% of class 15%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Otterbein University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,826 1,023 2,849
Accepted 1,374 793 2,167
Acceptance Rate 75% 78% 76%
Enrolled 304 191 495
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
39

Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Otterbein University is $35.

Admission Requirements

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

Otterbein University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Otterbein 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=204936 IPEDS survey data for Otterbein University.

FAQs

Does Otterbein University prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to Otterbein University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Otterbein University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Otterbein 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 Otterbein University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1225. 18% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Otterbein University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.