Harding University Admission RequirementsSearcy, Arkansas
Chances of getting into Harding University
How hard is it to get into Harding University and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,438 out of 1,927 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, 60% 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.
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Harding University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT27%
|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||660|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1300 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1180 to 1300||Avg +||75%-84%|
|1060 to 1180||Avg -||64%-75%|
|940 to 1060||Reach||51%-64%|
|Less than 940||Low||<51%|
Harding University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT87%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>85%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||75%-85%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||66%-75%|
|19 to 22||Reach||55%-66%|
|Less than 19||Low||<55%|
Avg. High School GPA3.58
Typical High School GradesB+
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. 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 75% 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|
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)||59%||60%||60%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply28
Applicants have 28 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Harding University before the Jul 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Harding University and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
27% of students submit their SAT scores to Harding University. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
75% of those who apply are granted admission to Harding University. Admission competition is 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 1300. 27% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.