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Henderson State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Henderson State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.7%
Admission Difficulty for Henderson State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Henderson State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,886 out of 2,367 applicants were admitted making Henderson State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Henderson State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Henderson State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Henderson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Henderson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1120

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

Henderson State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. 5 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

Henderson State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >87%
1115 to 1190 Avg + 80%-87%
1040 to 1115 Avg - 70%-80%
965 to 1040 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 965 Low <58%
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Henderson State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Henderson State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Henderson State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Henderson State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Henderson State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Henderson State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >87%
22 to 25 Avg + 80%-87%
19 to 22 Avg - 70%-80%
16 to 19 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 16 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19
Typical High School Grades
B

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 grades are above the average 3.19 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Henderson State University accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Henderson State University students
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 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of Henderson State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Henderson State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 52%
Bottom 50% of class 48%
Bottom 25% of class 24%

Admission Statistics

Henderson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,436 931 2,367
Accepted 1,114 772 1,886
Acceptance Rate 78% 83% 80%
Enrolled 336 281 617
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 36% 33%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 18, 2019
Days left to Apply
30

Applicants have 30 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 18, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

Henderson State University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Henderson State University
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.