Otterbein University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Otterbein University
|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 #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
Applicants Submitting SAT20%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Otterbein University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
59% 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||28%|
|Top 25% of class||59%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||26%||25%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply243
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Otterbein University and what considerations affect 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.
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.