If you are applying to Ottawa University, the application fee is $25.
Here is an overiew of some of Ottawa University's admissions stats.
|Ottawa University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.1|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||39%|
|Mean SAT Score||939|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||55%|
These are the application deadlines for Ottawa University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Ottawa University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Ottawa University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Ottawa University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Ottawa University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Ottawa University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Ottawa 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||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Ottawa University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Out of all students that were admitted, 83% submitted a class rank. At Ottawa University 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 54% were in the top 50%.
At Ottawa University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||15%|
|3.50 and 3.74||13%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||18%|
|2.50 and 2.9||20%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
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 Ottawa 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.
Ottawa University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Ottawa 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 2021, 15% of Ottawa University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 55% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Ottawa University applicants, you should aim to score between 870 and 1010 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ottawa University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1010 and 25% of scored lower than 870, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Ottawa University student is 939.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ottawa University students scored 510 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ottawa University students scored 470 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.
To be most competitive at Ottawa University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 22 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ottawa University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ottawa University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ottawa University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Ottawa University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Ottawa University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Ottawa University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Ottawa University accept transfer credits?
✅ Ottawa University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ottawa University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Ottawa University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Ottawa University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Ottawa University?
❌ No, Ottawa University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Ottawa University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Ottawa University is 70%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ottawa University?
❌ Ottawa University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Ottawa University? Ottawa University is a somewhat selective institution. The Ottawa University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ottawa University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ottawa University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
22 and Above
18 to 22
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ottawa University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Ottawa University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1010 and Above
870 to 1010
870 and Less
The median SAT score for Ottawa University students is 939. Applicants with SAT scores of 1010 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ottawa University, while applicants with SAT scores between 870 to 1010 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 870 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ottawa University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Ottawa University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.12. 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 Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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