Ottawa University-Ottawa (OU)

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Ottawa University-Ottawa can be found in Ottawa, KS, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. OU has only around 730 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at OU. A score in the range of 890 to 1060 on the SAT exam, or 17 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the OU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.14. The acceptance rate of Ottawa University-Ottawa is considered highly competitive, with only 10% of those who applied applicants on average being accepted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall OU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ottawa University-Ottawa was reported as 14.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,970 college applications submitted to Ottawa University-Ottawa. 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

  • OU ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • OU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Ottawa University-Ottawa?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Ottawa University-Ottawa, 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 Ottawa University-Ottawa has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.1%
  • 2017-2018: 80.5%
  • 2018-2019: 78.2%
  • 2019-2020: 14.5%
  • Projected OU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 46.2%

How Does OU Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ottawa University-Ottawa is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
William Jewell College46.1%
Cottey College46.0%
Tabor College55.9%

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 Recommended
  • 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 2020)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math450 - 530
Total Score890 - 1060
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 21
Composite Score17 - 22
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