Ottawa University ACT Scores and GPA

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

Location: Ottawa, KS

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Ottawa University Admissions Statistics

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


Average ACT: 20

The average ACT score composite at Ottawa University is a 20.

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The 25th percentile ACT score is 18, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 22.

In other words, a 18 places you below average, while a 22 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute ACT requirement at Ottawa University, but they really want to see at least a 18 to have a chance at being considered.


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Average GPA: 3.11

The average GPA at Ottawa University is 3.11. This makes Ottawa University Moderately 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 3.11, Ottawa University accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. 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 3.11, you'll need a higher ACT 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: 15.3%

The acceptance rate at Ottawa University is 15.3%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, only 15 are admitted.

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This means the school is very selective. Scores are vital to getting past their first round of filters. After that, you will need to impress them beyond just your academic scores.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is extremely selective, getting a high ACT score and GPA is vital to having a chance at getting in. If you don't pass their ACT and GPA requirements, they'll likely reject you without much consideration.

To be safe, you should aim for the 75th percentile, with a 22 ACT and a 3.11 GPA or higher to be above average.

This is only part of the challenge - after this, you'll need to impress them beyond your academic scores, with your accomplishments and extracurriculars. But if you apply with a 20 ACT or below, you unfortunately have a small chance of getting in.


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Note: Your admission decision relies not only on your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but also on your coursework difficulty, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. This tool provides only a simplistic estimate of your chances of admission. Instead of treating this tool as a crystal ball, we recommend you consider the big picture of what your chance means:
  • 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
  • 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
We recommend you apply to schools across a range of chances. Applying to some safety schools will guarantee you have a college to go to, while applying to some reach schools will give you a shot at getting into the school at the top of your range.
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Ottawa University, 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 Ottawa University.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

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

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1235 25
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1145 23
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1135 23
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1160 23
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1125 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1160 23

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

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

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL 1105 21
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ 1086 21
Kean University Union, NJ 990 20
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX 1040 20
University of California, Merced Merced, CA 1080 20
California State University Northridge Northridge, CA 1030 19
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA 1017 19

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

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

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 985 18
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 900 18
California State University San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA 1000 18
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 950 18
Southern Vermont College Bennington, VT 970 18
Texas Southern University Houston, TX 910 17
Buffalo State College Buffalo, NY 970 2

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