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Chances of getting into Oregon State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.3%
Admission Difficulty for Oregon State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery 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.

OSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Oregon State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Oregon State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
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 #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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oregon State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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OSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Oregon State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
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 24

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oregon State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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OSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
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 3.56 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Oregon State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,205 7,581 15,786
Accepted 6,948 6,048 12,996
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 82%
Enrolled 1,700 1,723 3,423
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

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

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 1320. 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 28. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.