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Colleges / Ohio University-Lancaster

Ohio University-Lancaster

Lancaster, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%

Ohio University Lancaster Admissions

Ohio University-Lancaster is moderately difficult to get into. Around 84% of applicants get into Ohio University-Lancaster each year. Last year, 444 students applied to Ohio University-Lancaster and 372 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Ohio University-Lancaster, the application fee is $20.

Ohio University-Lancaster Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Ohio University-Lancaster's admissions stats.

Ohio University-Lancaster 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Ohio University-Lancaster Application Deadlines

Check with Ohio University-Lancaster directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to Ohio University-Lancaster?

Ohio University-Lancaster may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Ohio University-Lancaster directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Ohio University-Lancaster

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

For Students Waitlisted to Ohio University-Lancaster

Ohio University-Lancaster has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Ohio University-Lancaster Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are 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 stand out. Wondering what factors are considered by Ohio University-Lancaster during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Ohio University-Lancaster for more information on admission factors.

Ohio University-Lancaster Application Requirements

Check with Ohio University-Lancaster's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ohio University-Lancaster?

Students admitted to Ohio University-Lancaster have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At Ohio University-Lancaster 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Ohio University-Lancaster, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10.8%
3.75 and 3.99 15.91%
3.50 and 3.74 14.2%
3.25 and 3.49 15.34%
3.00 and 3.24 15.34%
2.50 and 2.9 16.48%
2.00 and 2.49 9.09%

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 Ohio University-Lancaster directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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

More Information on Transferring to Ohio University-Lancaster

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Ohio University-Lancaster. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ohio University-Lancaster during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Ohio University-Lancaster Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ohio University-Lancaster?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ohio University-Lancaster.

Does Ohio University-Lancaster accept transfer credits?

✅ Ohio University-Lancaster accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ohio University-Lancaster accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Ohio University-Lancaster accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ohio University-Lancaster accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ohio University-Lancaster?

✅ Ohio University-Lancaster is not test optional.

What is Ohio University-Lancaster's acceptance rate?

✅ Ohio University-Lancaster's acceptance rate is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ohio University-Lancaster?

🟨 Ohio University-Lancaster may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Ohio University Lancaster Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ohio University Lancaster? Ohio University Lancaster is a somewhat selective institution. The Ohio University Lancaster acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Ohio University Lancaster Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio University Lancaster is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio University Lancaster is Continuous processing.

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

Ohio University Lancaster SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Ohio University Lancaster GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ohio University Lancaster, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.27. 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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