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OSU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

78.8%
Admission Difficulty for Oregon State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into OSU? The school has a 79% acceptance rate. Last year, 11,738 out of 14,888 applicants were admitted making Oregon State 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 36 percent. Oregon State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1140-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Oregon State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Oregon State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Estimated Average SAT 1250
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 requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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

Oregon State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >86%
1250 to 1360 Avg + 79%-86%
1140 to 1250 Avg - 69%-79%
1030 to 1140 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 1030 Low <57%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Oregon State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Oregon State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Estimated Average ACT 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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oregon State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oregon State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 79%-86%
22 to 25 Avg - 69%-79%
19 to 22 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 19 Low <57%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Oregon State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oregon State University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OSU accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Oregon State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 19% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% 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 25%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Oregon State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,661 7,227 14,888
Accepted 6,236 5,502 11,738
Acceptance Rate 81% 76% 79%
Enrolled 1,867 1,952 3,819
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 33%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Sep 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
131

Applicants have 131 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Sep 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to OSU before the Sep 1 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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oregon State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Oregon State University Admission 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.