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Admission Requirements

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We are a selective college and students are admitted on a selective basis.

Undergraduate Requirements

To be a successful candidate, we’d generally expect you were in the top 20 percent of your high school class with a strong college preparatory curriculum. We also expect you have an above-average ACT or SAT scores and have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

If you indicate an interest in a business or sport management degree but do not meet the requirements for direct admission (as described above), you will be admitted to OHIO's University College as “Undecided Business” and will be admitted to the College of Business program after completing the requirements for transfer described in Transferring from within Ohio University page.

If you are considering transferring to the College of Business, we strongly encourage you to contact Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the college before your senior year to allow for the college’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree and major courses at Ohio University.

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Graduate Requirements

Admission requirements vary by program, but all programs are highly selective and require an excellent academic background, accredited undergraduate degree, and demonstrated potential. Learn more about the admission requirements for each graduate program: