What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Ohio State University (OSU) GPA Requirements

Planning to apply to Ohio State University and a little stressed about it. Does anyone know what the GPA requirements are? I'd really appreciate any insights you guys can provide.

5 days ago

Ohio State University (OSU) falls under the classification of "selective" institutions and tends to admit students who are in the top 20 percent of their high school class. That being said, the average high school GPA of admitted freshmen is around 3.8. Of course, this is just the average, and many students with lower (and higher) GPAs gain acceptance each year.

While a high GPA does play a significant role in admissions, it's also crucial to keep in mind that OSU takes a holistic approach to applicant evaluation. Admissions officers not only consider academic performance but also the rigor of the classes taken, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, essays, and other components of the application.

If your GPA is slightly lower than the average, but you have taken challenging AP or IB courses, participated heavily in extracurriculars, written a strong essay, and have good recommendations, then you may still have a good shot at getting accepted. Similarly, admission is not guaranteed even if you have a strong GPA but lack the other components.

Remember that competition can vary by major as well. Some majors may have higher average GPAs among accepted students, so it's always a good idea to research the specific program you're interested in. Good luck with your application!

5 days ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.