Ohio State Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Ohio State? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 19,872 out of 40,240 applicants or 49% were admitted making Ohio State a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 19,773 20,467 40,240
Accepted 10,249 9,623 19,872
Acceptance Rate 52% 47% 49%
Enrolled 3,570 3,462 7,032
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 36% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Ohio State 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 Ohio State regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ohio State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. 32 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 1240 1440
SAT Reading 620 710
SAT Math 630 750
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 26 33
ACT Math 27 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >62%
29 to 31 Avg + 49%-62%
27 to 29 Avg - 36%-49%
25 to 27 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 25 Low <25%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >62%
1340 to 1440 Avg + 49%-62%
1240 to 1340 Avg - 36%-49%
1140 to 1240 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1140 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Ohio State University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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=204796 IPEDS survey data for Ohio State University.

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