|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into Otterbein University? The school has a 76% acceptance rate. 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.
|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|
|Estimated Average SAT||1250|
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. 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%|
|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|
|Estimated Average ACT||24|
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. 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%|
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. 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||Admission Chances|
|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%|
Applicants have 113 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.
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|
|May 4||May 17|
|Jun 1||Jul 10|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
|Jul 13||Jul 23|
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.