More students will participate in Ohio Dominican University’s Honors Program this academic year than any year in the past decade. Of the 54 students in the program, 24 are incoming freshmen who achieved an average high school GPA of 3.89 and ACT of 27. Six first-year students received the Honors Distinction Scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition for up to four years.
Ohio Dominican’s highly selective early acceptance programs will also have record participation. ODU’s Physician Assistant Early Assurance Program now has six students. The four incoming students have achieved an average GPA of 4.1 and ACT of 29. In addition, the University’s ODU-to-OU Med School Early Assurance Program has 10 students. The four incoming students in that program achieved an average GPA of 4.0 and ACT of 28. Launched in 2013, these programs offer top high school students assured acceptance into either ODU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program or the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine upon the completion of their undergraduate studies.
ODU’s incoming freshmen class continues to increase in academic achievement. The anticipated fall class achieved an average high school GPA of 3.4 and ACT of 22.
“Ohio Dominican University has long celebrated its reputation for attracting some of the best and brightest students in the Midwest,” said ODU President Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. “I’m thrilled that these rigorous and prestigious programs will include a record number of high-achieving students who have committed themselves to succeeding in the classroom, in their careers and throughout their lives.”