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OIT Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to OIT, the fee for the application costs $50.

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 fee waiver for their application.

OIT Admissions Stats at a Glance

OIT 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19.5%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 63.8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 25.7%

Applying Early to OIT?

Oregon Institute of Technology does not offer early decision or early action.

The early decision acceptance rate at OIT is 0%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 95%.

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.

Is OIT Hard To Get Into?

OIT is a moderately difficult school to get into. OIT evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, OIT accepted 95% of students, around 4,025 of the 4,231 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like OIT, 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.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to OIT?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at OIT

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

OIT Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to OIT must submit the following items. Double check with OIT's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into OIT?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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. 4.0. 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.

Students admitted to OIT have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5

Out of all students that were admitted, 34.4% submitted a class rank. At OIT 19.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46.5% were in the top 25% and 86.8% were in the top 50%.

At Oregon Institute of Technology, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 34.4%
3.75 and 3.99 20.4%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 16.1%
3.00 and 3.24 15.4%
2.50 and 2.9 7.2%
2.00 and 2.49 0.7%

OIT does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

OIT is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 63.8% of OIT's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25.7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for OIT?

To be competitive with other OIT applicants, you should strive to earn between 995 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At OIT 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 995, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of OIT students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of OIT students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for OIT?

To be most competitive at OIT, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for OIT'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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for OIT students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Oregon Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to OIT. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in OIT during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

OIT Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to OIT?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to OIT.

Does OIT accept transfer credits?

OIT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. OIT accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does OIT accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

OIT does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to OIT?

No, OIT is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is OIT's acceptance rate?

OIT's acceptance rate is 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at OIT?

OIT's early decision acceptance rate was 0% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About OIT?

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OIT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into OIT? OIT is a somewhat selective institution. The OIT acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.



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OIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to OIT is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to OIT is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

OIT ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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OIT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

995 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At OIT, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. 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.

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

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