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How hard is it to get into Harding University and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,125 out of 1,834 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 46 percent. Harding University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 71% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Harding University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Harding University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Harding University?
Harding University typically prefers 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>73%|
|1165 to 1270||Avg +||61%-73%|
|1060 to 1165||Avg -||48%-61%|
|955 to 1060||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 955||Low||<35%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Harding University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>73%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||61%-73%|
|21 to 25||Avg -||48%-61%|
|17 to 21||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 17||Low||<35%|
What GPA do you need to get into Harding University?
Applicants require 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. The school ranks #5 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Harding University accepts 61% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
77% of Harding University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||27%|
|Top 25% of class||50%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Bottom 50% of class||23%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||73%||70%||71%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Harding University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Harding University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
27% of students submit their SAT scores to Harding University. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
61% of those who apply are granted admission to Harding University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1270. 27% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.