|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||625|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1225|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
54.09% of Otterbein University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||24%||23%|
Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Otterbein University is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to Otterbein University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
18% of students submit their SAT scores to Otterbein University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.