Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU)

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Ohio State University-Main Campus can be found in Columbus, OH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Ohio State University-Main Campus enrolls approximately 63,000 students each year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1250 - 1460 on the SAT exam, or 28 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) average GPA ranges from 3.62 to 3.78 for accepted students. Ohio State University-Main Campus sends acceptance letters to around 50 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, about 30 percent of students registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 49%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at undergrad.osu.edu.

Overall Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio State University-Main Campus was reported as 53.7% in Fall 2020 with over 47,700 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

  • OSU ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • OSU Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Ohio State University-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: High

OSU has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for OSU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.1%
  • 2017-2018: 48.1%
  • 2018-2019: 52.0%
  • 2019-2020: 53.7%
  • Projected OSU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 48.6%

How Does Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Ohio State University-Main Campus is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Dayton72.0%
Ohio University-Main Campus82.1%
Miami University-Oxford80.4%
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus76.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 690
Math650 - 770
Total Score1250 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 34
Math26 - 32
Composite Score28 - 32
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