ACT Scores for Admission to the Main Campuses in the University System of Ohio

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

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Ohio has some excellent public universities, and admissions standards for the top schools have gone up measurably in recent years. If you're wondering if you have the ACT scores you'll need to get into one of these four-year public universities, below you'll find a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission.

Ivy League SAT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
University of Akron192618251826see graph
Bowling Green192418241824see graph
Central State141812171517-
Cincinnati232822292328see graph
Cleveland State192518251825see graph
Kent State212520251925see graph
Miami University263026322530see graph
Ohio State273126332731see graph
Ohio University222621262026see graph
Shawnee StateShawnee State has Open Admissions-
Univeristy of Toledo202619251826see graph
Wright State192518251826see graph
View the SAT version of this table

If your ACT scores are below the lower numbers for your desired university, don't lose hope, It's important to keep in mind that 25% of admitted students had scores below the range published above. For some of the universities, holistic measures can help make up for less-than-ideal standardized test scores.

winning application essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation can all play an important role in the admissions process at some schools. Also, many of the schools have Division I athletic programs, so special talent in athletics can significantly strengthen an application.

Finally, as with nearly all colleges and universities, a strong academic record will be the most important part of your application. Success in challenging courses such as Honors, AP, IB, and dual enrollment can help convince a college that you are prepared for college-level work. 

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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics