If you are planning on applying to Ohio University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the application fee is $50.
The following is an overiew of some of Ohio University's admissions stats.
|Ohio University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||22%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||12%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||49%|
These are the application deadlines for Ohio University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 15||––|
Ohio University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Ohio University is moderately difficult. Ohio University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Ohio University accepted 89% of all applicants, approximately 19,245 of the 21,733 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Ohio University, 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. Admissions to business and honors tutorial college programs is program very difficult.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Ohio University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Ohio University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Ohio University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Ohio University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Ohio University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Audition required for dance and music programs. Interview required of selected Honors Tutorial College candidates. Portfolio required of visual communication applicants|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Ohio University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 59% submitted a class rank. At Ohio University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At Ohio University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||20%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Ohio University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Ohio University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Ohio University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 12% of Ohio University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ohio University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ohio University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
To be most competitive at Ohio University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ohio University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ohio University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Ohio University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Ohio University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Ohio University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ohio University.
Does Ohio University accept transfer credits?
✅ Ohio University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ohio University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Ohio University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Ohio University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Ohio University?
❌ No, Ohio University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Ohio University's acceptance rate?
✅ Ohio University has an acceptance rate of 89%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ohio University?
❌ Ohio University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Ohio University? Ohio University is a somewhat selective institution. The Ohio University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio University is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio University is Jun 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
27 and Above
22 to 27
22 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ohio University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Ohio University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Ohio University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. 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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