If you are considering submitting an application to Otterbein University, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
|Otterbein University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||25.27%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||22%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||91%|
Otterbein University 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.
It is moderately difficult to get into Otterbein University. Otterbein University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Otterbein University accepted 76% of all applicants, around 2,167 of the 2,849 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Otterbein 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Otterbein University must submit the following items. Double check with Otterbein 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||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Otterbein University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At Otterbein University 25.27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54.09% were in the top 25% and 84.7% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Otterbein University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||21.68%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.52%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.66%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8.78%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.02%|
Otterbein University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Otterbein University 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, 22% of Otterbein University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Otterbein University applicants, you should strive to earn between 985 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Otterbein University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 985, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Otterbein University 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 Otterbein University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Otterbein University, 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 Otterbein 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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Otterbein University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Otterbein University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Otterbein University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Otterbein University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Otterbein University.
Does Otterbein University accept transfer credits?
Otterbein University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Otterbein University accepts:
Does Otterbein University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Otterbein University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Otterbein University?
No, Otterbein University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Otterbein University's acceptance rate?
Otterbein University's acceptance rate is 76%.
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How hard is it to get into Otterbein University? Otterbein University is a somewhat selective institution. The Otterbein University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Otterbein University is Mar 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Otterbein University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Otterbein University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. 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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