Over a third of students who apply to The Ohio State University get rejected, and successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. In the graph above, the blue and green data points represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of students who got in had "B+" or higher averages, SAT scores of about 1650 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or above. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances of getting an acceptance letter, and almost all students with "A" grades and above average test scores were accepted.
Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Ohio State did not get accepted. Note also that many students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. The admissions folks take into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. AP, IB and Honors courses all carry extra weight. Ohio State is also interested in your leadership experiences, extracurricular activities, and work experience. Finally, if you are a first-generation college student or part of an underrepresented group, you may get additional consideration.
To learn more about The Ohio State University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Ohio State Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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