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Henderson State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Henderson State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,398 out of 3,786 applicants or 63% were admitted making Henderson State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Henderson State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,214 1,572 3,786
Accepted 1,400 998 2,398
Acceptance Rate 63% 63% 63%
Enrolled 419 351 770
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 32%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Henderson State 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 Henderson State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Henderson State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1025 out of 1600. 4 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 960 1090
SAT Reading 470 540
SAT Math 490 550
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >74%
21 to 24 Avg + 63%-74%
18 to 21 Avg - 50%-63%
15 to 18 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 15 Low <37%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >74%
1025 to 1090 Avg + 63%-74%
960 to 1025 Avg - 50%-63%
895 to 960 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 895 Low <37%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Henderson State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Henderson State University was 3.19 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 Henderson State University accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 329 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Aug 18, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Do not know

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 No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107071 IPEDS survey data for Henderson State University.