Ohio Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Ohio for 2022

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Ohio. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Kettering College which sent acceptance letters to only 21% of the 554 students who applied and rejected 79%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, explore rankings of Ohio colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.


9 results

Kettering College
K
Kettering, OH
 
Kettering College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

21% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 763enrollment
  • $18,309net price
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Denison University
D
Granville, OH
Denison University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

28% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,258enrollment
  • $39,808net price
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Value in Ohio

  • 11,465enrollment
  • $36,002net price
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Art Academy of Cincinnati
A
Cincinnati, OH
Art Academy of Cincinnati

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

31% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 235enrollment
  • $24,933net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Cleveland Institute of Music
C
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Institute of Music

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

34% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 381enrollment
  • $36,903net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

35% Acceptance Rate

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,658enrollment
  • $42,745net price
  • 1270-1360SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH
Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

37% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $40,862net price
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Mercy College of Ohio
M
Toledo, OH
 
Mercy College of Ohio

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

40% Acceptance Rate

#17 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,561enrollment
  • $13,856net price
  • 790-1060SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Ohio Dominican University
O
Columbus, OH
 
Ohio Dominican University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,415enrollment
  • $19,365net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1