Ohio Northern University (Northern)

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Northern can be found in Ada, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Northern has an enrollment of nearly 3,100 students.

Many of the students that got into Northern earned an SAT score within the range of 1098 - 1310, or got accepted with an ACT score between 23 - 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Northern average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.52. 70% of all those who apply are accepted to Northern, from which 22 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at onu.edu.

Overall Northern Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio Northern University was reported as 70.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,900 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Northern ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Northern Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Ohio Northern University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Ohio Northern University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northern has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.1%
  • 2017-2018: 66.1%
  • 2018-2019: 68.3%
  • 2019-2020: 70.1%
  • Projected Northern Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.3%

How Does Northern Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Ohio Northern University is twenty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bluffton University55.0%
The University of Findlay77.2%
Tiffin University68.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northern (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 650
Math558 - 660
Total Score1098 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 28
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