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OIT Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto 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 qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to OIT?

Oregon Institute of Technology 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.

Is OIT Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, OIT accepted 95% of all applicants., 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does OIT Look For in an Applicant?

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 creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at OIT

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

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
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into OIT?

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%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Oregon Institute of Technology, students 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 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 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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?

Students who are admitted to OIT must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does OIT accept transfer credits?

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

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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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OIT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

95%

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

Continuous processing

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

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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OIT SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

995 - 1200

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Math SAT Range

500 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

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OIT GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.53

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,325

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,269

Out-of-State

$31,379

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Application Deadline

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