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Westerville, Ohio

Otterbein University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Otterbein University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.4%
Admission Difficulty for Otterbein University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
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 #48 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,383 out of 3,119 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Otterbein University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Otterbein University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for Otterbein University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Otterbein University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1250

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

Otterbein University typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 20 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Otterbein University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >84%
1245 to 1370 Avg + 76%-84%
1120 to 1245 Avg - 65%-76%
995 to 1120 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 995 Low <52%
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Otterbein University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Otterbein University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Otterbein University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Otterbein University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Otterbein University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 76%-84%
21 to 24 Avg - 65%-76%
18 to 21 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 18 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need 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 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Otterbein University accepts 76% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Otterbein University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

59% 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 28%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Otterbein University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,984 1,135 3,119
Accepted 1,541 842 2,383
Acceptance Rate 78% 74% 76%
Enrolled 384 223 607
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 26% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
243

Applicants have 243 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Otterbein University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Otterbein University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

20% of students submit their SAT scores to Otterbein University. 93% 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 difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1370. 20% 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 27. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.