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Harding University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

70.2%
Admission Difficulty for Harding University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Harding University? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,556 out of 2,217 applicants were admitted making Harding University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Harding University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 65% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Harding University is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1060-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
27%
SAT Scores for Harding University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Harding University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Harding University?

Harding University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 945. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. 27 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Harding University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >80%
1175 to 1290 Avg + 70%-80%
1060 to 1175 Avg - 58%-70%
945 to 1060 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 945 Low <45%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Harding University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Harding University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Harding University?

Admission data indicates that Harding University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. 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 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Harding University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Harding University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >80%
25 to 28 Avg + 70%-80%
22 to 25 Avg - 58%-70%
19 to 22 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 19 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.58
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Harding University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Harding University students
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 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Harding University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,247 970 2,217
Accepted 875 681 1,556
Acceptance Rate 70% 70% 70%
Enrolled 573 446 1,019
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 65% 65% 65%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

Harding University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Harding University
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.