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Ohio University Lancaster Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Ohio University Lancaster, the application fee is $20.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Ohio University Lancaster Admissions Stats at a Glance

Ohio University Lancaster 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered

Applying Early to Ohio University Lancaster?

Ohio University-Lancaster does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Ohio University Lancaster?

Ohio University Lancaster is a moderately difficult school to get into. Ohio University Lancaster has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Ohio University Lancaster accepted 92% of students, around 411 of the 448 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Ohio University Lancaster, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Ohio University Lancaster?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Ohio University Lancaster 2021-2022 Application Requirements

Double check with Ohio University Lancaster's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ohio University Lancaster?

Students admitted to Ohio University Lancaster have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 86% submitted a class rank. At Ohio University Lancaster 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Ohio University-Lancaster, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 86%

Ohio University Lancaster doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Ohio University Lancaster does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Ohio University-Lancaster

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Ohio University Lancaster. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ohio University Lancaster during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Ohio University Lancaster Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ohio University Lancaster?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ohio University Lancaster.

Does Ohio University Lancaster accept transfer credits?

Ohio University Lancaster accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ohio University Lancaster accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Ohio University Lancaster accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Ohio University Lancaster accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ohio University Lancaster?

Ohio University Lancaster is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Ohio University Lancaster's acceptance rate?

Ohio University Lancaster's acceptance rate is 92%.

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Ohio University Lancaster Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ohio University Lancaster? Ohio University Lancaster is a somewhat selective institution. The Ohio University Lancaster acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.



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Ohio University Lancaster Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio University Lancaster is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio University Lancaster is Continuous processing.

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Ohio University Lancaster GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ohio University Lancaster, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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