OSU Admissions

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school and $60 for graduate school at Ohio State University-Main Campus. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationundergrad.osu.edu/
Online Applicationundergrad.osu.edu/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 53.74% and yield is 30.10%. 23,376 men and 24,327 women applied to OSU and 12,114 men and 13,520 women students were accepted. Among them, 3,763 men and 3,953 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants47,70323,37624,327
Admitted25,63412,11413,520
Enrolled7,7163,7633,953
Acceptance Ratio 53.74%51.82%55.58%
Yield 30.10%31.06%29.24%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 3,028 students (39% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 6,005 students (78%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 690 and 25th percentile is 600. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 650 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 98 (75th percentile) and 98 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600690
SAT Math650770
ACT Composite2832
ACT Math2632
ACT English2734
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Ohio State University-Main Campus are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

OSU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants. Next table summarizes Ohio State University-Main Campus application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see OSU online application page .
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OSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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