|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into OSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,996 out of 15,786 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 44 percent. Oregon State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% 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||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
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 #5 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1200 to 1320||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1080 to 1200||Avg -||73%-82%|
|960 to 1080||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 960||Low||<61%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oregon State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>89%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||82%-89%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||74%-82%|
|18 to 21||Reach||65%-74%|
|Less than 18||Low||<65%|
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 3.56 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 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
53% of Oregon State 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||25%|
|Top 25% of class||53%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Bottom 50% of class||12%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||28%||26%|
What are the requirements for admission to Oregon State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
69% of students submit their SAT scores to OSU. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1320. 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 21 and 28. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.