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Acceptance Rate 67.01%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.25%
Applicants 399,151
Admitted 267,465
Enrolled 62,184

Applying To Ohio Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 67.01% at Ohio colleges and universities where total 399,151 students have applied and 267,465 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $53.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Ohio colleges.
General Admission Information of Ohio Colleges
Open Admission Policy195 out of 305 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 53.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate67.01%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.25%
Average Test Scores1,111 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 399,151 students (179,987 men and 218,955 women) applied to and 267,465 (117,458 men and 150,006 women) students were accepted to admit Ohio Colleges. Among them, 29,007 men and 33,177 women were enrolled into Ohio schools. The average acceptance rate is 67.01% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.25%. The table below shows the Ohio colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Ohio Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants399,151179,987218,955
Admitted267,465117,458150,006
Enrolled62,18429,00733,177
Acceptance Rate 67.01% 65.26% 68.51%
Enrollment Ratio 23.25% 24.70% 22.12%
[Chart]Ohio Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Ohio college, 17,380 students (26.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 48,659 students (77.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,215 and 25th percentile score is 1,007. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 56. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Ohio colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Ohio Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing506.00608.00
SAT Math501.00607.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English19.0025.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Ohio Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Ohio Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Ohio Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Ohio State, 141 schools use semester calendar systems and 18 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester141 out of 305 schools
Quarter18 out of 305 schools
Trimester6 out of 305 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 305 schools
Other academic year9 out of 305 schools
Differs by program63 out of 305 schools
Continuous58 out of 305 schools
Un-Known/Other8 out of 305 schools
Next table describes credits that Ohio colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits136 out of 305 schools
Credits for Life Experiences100 out of 305 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits147 out of 305 schools
Credit for Military Training137 out of 305 schools

Application Requirements

63 Ohio schools require High School GPA and 77 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 42 Ohio colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Ohio colleges.
Admission Checklist for Ohio Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA634
High School Rank434
High School Record (or Transcript)773
Completion of College Preparatory Program2333
Recommendations2212
Formal Demonstration of Competencies910
Admission Test Scores4211
TOEFL4613
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)131