SAT Scores for Admission to Schools in the University System of Ohio

A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Scores for Public Universities in Ohio

McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinatti
McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinatti. Richie Diesterheft / Flickr

At most public universities in Ohio, standardized test scores are going to be one piece of the admissions equation. The table below can help you figure out if your SAT scores are on target for any of the schools in the University System of Ohio. The table presents a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students at the main campuses.

SAT Score Comparison for Public Ohio Universities (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)

Reading 25% Reading 75% Math 25% Math 75% Writing 25% Writing 75% GPA-SAT-ACT
Akron 450 580 460 600 - - see graph
Bowling Green 450 570 450 580 - - see graph
Central State 340 430 340 430 - - -
Cincinnati 510 640 520 650 - - see graph
Cleveland State 450 580 440 580 - - see graph
Kent State 470 580 480 580 - - see graph
Miami 540 660 590 690 - - see graph
Ohio State 540 670 620 740 - - see graph
Ohio University 490 600 500 600 - - see graph
Shawnee State - - - - - - -
Toledo 450 590 470 620 - - see graph
Wright State 460 600 470 610 - - see graph
Youngstown State 420 540 430 550 - - -

If your scores fall within or above the ranges presented above, you're on target for admission to one of these public universities. You can click on a school's name to see a profile with admissions, cost, financial aid, and other information. The "see graph" link will take you to a graph of admissions data for admitted, rejected, and waitlisted students. 

Realize, of course, that SAT scores are just one part of the admissions equation. At all schools, a strong academic record will be the most important part of your application. Your chances will be significantly improved by success in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Honors, and International Baccalaureate courses. Many of the universities will also be interested in your extracurricular activities, work experiences, and leadership positions.

Although Wright State and Shawnee State have open admissions, it's important to recognize that this doesn't mean everyone will get in. Nearly all colleges with open admissions still have minimum requirements for admission--schools don't want to admit students who are highly unlikely to succeed in college.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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