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OSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into OSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 11,016 out of 14,058 applicants or 78% 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. Oregon State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,067 6,991 14,058
Accepted 5,750 5,266 11,016
Acceptance Rate 81% 75% 78%
Enrolled 1,744 1,849 3,593
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 33%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Oregon 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 OSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. 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. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oregon State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 925. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 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 1050 1300
SAT Reading 530 650
SAT Math 520 650
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 21 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >87%
24 to 28 Avg + 78%-87%
21 to 24 Avg - 69%-78%
18 to 21 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 18 Low <59%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >86%
1175 to 1300 Avg + 78%-86%
1050 to 1175 Avg - 68%-78%
925 to 1050 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 925 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Oregon State University. 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as OSU accepts 78% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 102 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Sep 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

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=209542 IPEDS survey data for Oregon State University.



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