Chances of getting into Oregon State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.6%
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 school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,006 out of 14,890 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 41 percent. Oregon State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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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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

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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 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. The school 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >88%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 81%-88%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 71%-81%
965 to 1080 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 965 Low <60%
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OSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Oregon State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
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
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 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. The school ranks #2 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 45 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 >88%
25 to 28 Avg + 81%-88%
22 to 25 Avg - 71%-81%
19 to 22 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 19 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #10 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OSU accepts 81% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Oregon State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 7,678 7,212 14,890
Accepted 6,364 5,642 12,006
Acceptance Rate 83% 78% 81%
Enrolled 1,795 1,879 3,674
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Sep 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
89

Applicants have 89 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Sep 1, 2020.

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
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

81% 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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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