It's become an annual tradition: Ohio State's freshmen setting statistical records on standardized tests. This year is no exception.
42,800 students applied to Ohio State's Columbus Campus, and only 7,000 were admitted.
The average ACT score improved to 28.8 and the SAT average rose to 1,270. Both are about 1 percent higher than last year. About 62 percent of the freshmen had grades in the top 10 percent of their graduating high-school classes, up from 58 percent last August.
How good is a 28 on the ACT? According to CollegeSimply.com:
Yes, [it's] extremely good. A 28 places you approximately in the 91st percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT test.
Good news for everyone already with an Ohio State degree: the value on that piece of paper is rising quickly.