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 58,000 students each year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1700 - 2040 on the SAT exam, or 27 - 31 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 3.42 to 3.71 for accepted students. Ohio State University-Main Campus sends acceptance letters to around 60 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, about 41 percent of students registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 61%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at osu.edu.

Overall Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio State University-Main Campus was reported as 55.5% in Fall 2013 with over 31,400 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 SAT Scores: 1700 - 2040
  • OSU ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • OSU Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for OSU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 64.9%
  • 2010-2011: 61.9%
  • 2011-2012: 63.3%
  • 2012-2013: 64.0%
  • 2013-2014: 55.5%
  • Projected OSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.5%

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

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ohio State University-Main Campus is zero percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Dayton53.0%
Ohio University-Main Campus73.0%
Miami University-Oxford66.8%
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus73.3%
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus72.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ohio State University-Main Campus (OSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 660
Math610 - 720
Writing550 - 660
Total Score1700 - 2040
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 32
Math26 - 31
Composite Score27 - 31
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