University of Cincinnati SAT Scores and GPA

What are University of Cincinnati's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into University of Cincinnati. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Cincinnati.


Average SAT: 1233

The average SAT score composite at University of Cincinnati is a 1233.

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University of Cincinnati SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1120, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1340.

In other words, a 1120 places you below average, while a 1340 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of Cincinnati, but they really want to see at least a 1120 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math620560680
Reading + Writing613560660
Composite123311201340

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Average GPA: 3.61

The average GPA at University of Cincinnati is 3.61. This makes University of Cincinnati Strongly Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.61, University of Cincinnati requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, with a leaning toward A's. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.61, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 78.1%

The acceptance rate at University of Cincinnati is 78.1%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 78.1 are admitted.

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This means the school is not selective. As long as you don't fall way below average, you'll likely get in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is not selective, you have a great shot at getting in, as long as you don't fall well below average. Aim for a 1120 SAT or higher, and you'll almost certainly get an offer of admission. But if you score below this, you may be one of the unlucky few to get rejected.


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  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in University of Cincinnati, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to University of Cincinnati.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than University of Cincinnati. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Villanova University Villanova, PA 1345 32
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1315 29
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1304 28
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1300 25
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA 1293 28
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 1286 27
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1285 29

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for University of Cincinnati, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1250 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28
University of California, Davis Davis, CA 1240 28
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX 1230 28
Auburn University Auburn University, AL 1225 27
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1222 27
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1221 27

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for University of Cincinnati, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If University of Cincinnati is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1177 27
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1165 25
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1164 24
Pace University New York, NY 1137 24
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1130 23
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22

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