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Otterbein University Admission Requirements

Westerville, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Otterbein University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.1%
Admission Difficulty for Otterbein University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Otterbein University and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #52 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,293 out of 2,861 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 49 percent. Otterbein University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Otterbein University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1055-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Otterbein University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 515
SAT Composite 25th 1055
SAT Scores for Otterbein University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1055 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Otterbein University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >87%
1152 to 1250 Avg + 80%-87%
1055 to 1152 Avg - 70%-80%
958 to 1055 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 958 Low <58%
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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 19
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 #21 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 2019 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 >88%
23 to 27 Avg + 80%-88%
20 to 23 Avg - 72%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 62%-72%
Less than 17 Low <62%
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Otterbein University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
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 3.5 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 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Otterbein University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,814 1,047 2,861
Accepted 1,450 843 2,293
Acceptance Rate 80% 81% 80%
Enrolled 378 245 623
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
115

Applicants have 115 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

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?

80% 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 1055 and 1250. 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.