If you are thinking about applying to Ohio State, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application is $60.
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.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.
|Ohio State 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||60%|
|Mean SAT Score||1307|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||39%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||78%|
The Ohio State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Ohio State will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.
Ohio State accepts about 79% of early action applicants and 54% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Ohio State admitted 25,283 of the 31,995 who applied 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.
Ohio State is a very difficult school to get into. Ohio State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Ohio State accepted 54% of all applicants, around 25,634 of the 47,703 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Ohio State, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2021, Ohio State waitlisted 5,801 students. Of those, 1,415 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing 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 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|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Ohio State must submit the following items. Double check with Ohio State's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Ohio State 60% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 93% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At The Ohio State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Ohio State does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Ohio State 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, 39% of Ohio State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 78% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Ohio State applicants, you should strive to earn between 1300 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ohio State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1300, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Ohio State student is 1307.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ohio State students scored 770 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ohio State students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Ohio State, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ohio State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ohio State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ohio State.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Ohio State during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Ohio State?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ohio State.
Does Ohio State accept transfer credits?
Ohio State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ohio State accepts:
Does Ohio State accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Ohio State accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Ohio State?
No, Ohio State is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Ohio State's acceptance rate?
Ohio State's acceptance rate is 54%.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Ohio State?
The early action acceptance rate at Ohio State was 79% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Ohio State? Ohio State is a very selective institution. The Ohio State acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio State is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio State is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ohio State is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Ohio State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1300 to 1420
1300 and Less
The median SAT score for Ohio State students is 1307. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ohio State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1300 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1300 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ohio State.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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