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Ohio Valley University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Ohio Valley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
28.6%
Admission Difficulty for Ohio Valley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Ohio Valley University and can I get accepted? The school has a 29% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 255 out of 892 applicants were admitted making Ohio Valley University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Ohio Valley University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Ohio Valley University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Ohio Valley University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Ohio Valley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Ohio Valley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1090

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ohio Valley University?

Ohio Valley University typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 5 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

Ohio Valley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >41%
1085 to 1180 Avg + 29%-41%
990 to 1085 Avg - 19%-29%
895 to 990 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 895 Low <12%
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Ohio Valley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
73%
ACT Scores for Ohio Valley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Ohio Valley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ohio Valley University?

Admission data indicates that Ohio Valley University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio Valley University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ohio Valley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >44%
20 to 23 Avg + 29%-44%
18 to 20 Avg - 21%-29%
16 to 18 Reach 15%-21%
Less than 16 Low <15%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.06
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Ohio Valley University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio Valley University was 3.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Ohio Valley University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ohio Valley University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

59% of Ohio Valley University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ohio Valley University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 59%
Bottom 50% of class 41%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Ohio Valley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 514 378 892
Accepted 124 131 255
Acceptance Rate 24% 35% 29%
Enrolled 66 63 129
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 53% 48% 51%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
252

Applicants have 252 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Ohio Valley University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ohio Valley University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ohio Valley University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ohio Valley University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237640 IPEDS survey data for Ohio Valley University.