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Harding University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Harding University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,491 out of 1,503 applicants or 99% were admitted making Harding University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Harding University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 67% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Harding University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 840 663 1,503
Accepted 832 659 1,491
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 533 459 992
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 70% 67%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Harding University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Harding University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Harding University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1050 1310
SAT Reading 540 670
SAT Math 510 640
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >99%
25 to 28 Avg + 99%-99%
22 to 25 Avg - 98%-99%
19 to 22 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 19 Low <97%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >99%
1180 to 1310 Avg + 99%-99%
1050 to 1180 Avg - 98%-99%
920 to 1050 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 920 Low <97%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Harding University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Harding University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Harding University accepts 99% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 49% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 5 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Harding University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107044 IPEDS survey data for Harding University.