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 560 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 1140 to 1550 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 25 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 2.71 - 3.18.

Overall OU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ottawa University-Ottawa was reported as 98.9% in Fall 2013 with over 267 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 SAT Scores: 1140 - 1550
  • OU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • OU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.18

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into OU, 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 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 Ottawa University-Ottawa has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.5%
  • 2010-2011: 61.9%
  • 2011-2012: 94.6%
  • 2012-2013: 95.6%
  • 2013-2014: 98.9%
  • Projected OU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 90.9%

How Does OU Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ottawa University-Ottawa is seventy-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cottey College70.6%
Tabor College73.5%
Bethel College-North Newton64.4%
Kansas Wesleyan University53.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to OU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading390 - 530
Math400 - 550
Writing350 - 470
Total Score1140 - 1550
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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