Ohio Valley University

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Ohio Valley University can be found in Vienna, WV, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Ohio Valley University has only around 300 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 890 to 1200 on the SAT exam, or 17 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Ohio Valley University average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 69 percent with 21 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .ovu.edu.

Overall Ohio Valley University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio Valley University was reported as 69.3% in Fall 2020 with over 459 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

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Ohio Valley University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Ohio Valley 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ohio Valley University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.6%
  • 2017-2018: 28.6%
  • 2018-2019: 34.4%
  • 2019-2020: 69.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 47.4%

How Does Ohio Valley University Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wheeling Jesuit University68.3%
Alderson Broaddus College47.2%
Bethany College95.3%
Mount Carmel College of Nursing73.6%
Davis & Elkins College39.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ohio Valley University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 610
Math440 - 590
Total Score890 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 23
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