Ohio University-Main Campus

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Ohio University-Main Campus can be found in Athens, OH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Ohio University-Main Campus number approximately 26,000 each year, and is one of the biggest colleges in the state.

Many of the students that got into Ohio University-Main Campus earned an SAT score within the range of 1440 to 1780, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 22 to 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Ohio University-Main Campus average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. About 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Ohio University-Main Campus, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 28 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Ohio University-Main Campus acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ohio.edu.

Overall Ohio University-Main Campus Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio University-Main Campus was reported as 73.0% in Fall 2013 with over 20,800 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

  • SAT Scores: 1440 - 1780
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Ohio University-Main Campus, 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ohio University-Main Campus has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.6%
  • 2010-2011: 85.1%
  • 2011-2012: 86.2%
  • 2012-2013: 77.7%
  • 2013-2014: 73.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 78.6%

How Does Ohio University-Main Campus Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Ohio University-Main Campus is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marshall University78.7%
Ohio State University-Main Campus55.5%
Morehead State University84.5%
University of Dayton53.0%
West Virginia University85.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 University-Main Campus (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math490 - 600
Writing470 - 580
Total Score1440 - 1780
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score22 - 26
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