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ONU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into ONU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,146 out of 3,108 applicants or 69% were admitted making ONU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Ohio Northern University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,345 1,763 3,108
Accepted 943 1,203 2,146
Acceptance Rate 70% 68% 69%
Enrolled 229 357 586
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Ohio Northern University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that ONU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio Northern University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1015. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. 20 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1110 1300
SAT Reading 550 650
SAT Math 560 660
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >81%
25 to 28 Avg + 69%-81%
23 to 25 Avg - 59%-69%
21 to 23 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 21 Low <49%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >79%
1205 to 1300 Avg + 69%-79%
1110 to 1205 Avg - 57%-69%
1015 to 1110 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1015 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Ohio Northern University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio Northern University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ONU accepts 69% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 85 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=204635 IPEDS survey data for Ohio Northern University.