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#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

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Chances of getting into Oregon State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Admission Difficulty for Oregon State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into OSU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at OSU is 82%.  It ranks #10 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Oregon State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 14,284 out of 17,374 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent (SAT 1080/1310 ACT 21/29). Oregon State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Oregon State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

OSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Oregon State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Oregon State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Oregon State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1200 out of 1600. OSU ranks #3 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oregon State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >89%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 82%-89%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 73%-82%
965 to 1080 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 965 Low <61%
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OSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Oregon State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Oregon State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into OSU?

Admission data indicates that OSU 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oregon State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oregon State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >89%
25 to 29 Avg + 82%-89%
21 to 25 Avg - 73%-82%
17 to 21 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 17 Low <61%
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OSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Oregon State University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into OSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oregon State University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OSU accepts 82% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

55% of Oregon State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Oregon State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Oregon State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,102 8,272 17,374
Accepted 7,674 6,610 14,284
Acceptance Rate 84% 80% 82%
Enrolled 1,767 1,807 3,574
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Oregon State University is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oregon State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Oregon State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Oregon State 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=209542 IPEDS survey data for Oregon State University.

FAQs

Does Oregon State University prefer SAT or ACT?

69% of students submit their SAT scores to OSU. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Oregon State University?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to OSU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Oregon State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1310. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Oregon State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.