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Henderson State University Admission Requirements

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Your chances of getting into Henderson State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

70.7%
Admission Difficulty for Henderson State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Henderson State University is 70.7%.  Its admission rate is the 13th lowest in Arkansas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Henderson State University and can you get accepted?

Henderson State University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,657 out of the 2,345 who applied were admitted.

Henderson State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.23. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Henderson State University?

71% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Henderson State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.23 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 990 on the SAT
  • Score 18 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Henderson State University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.23

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Henderson State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Henderson State University are to have around a 3.23 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Henderson State University accepts 71% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Henderson State University is 3.23 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #14 in Arkansas for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.2 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Henderson State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

903-1073

Applicants Submitting SAT 

5%
SAT Scores for Henderson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 445
Math 25th Percentile 458
Composite 25th Percentile 903
SAT Scores for Henderson State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 523
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1073
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Henderson State University is 990 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 903-1073. Students who get into Henderson State University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Henderson State University ranks #14 in the state of Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 990 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Henderson State University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 903 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 903, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 820, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 990 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 988, you have around a 71% chance of being admitted. A 1073 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 82% chance of getting in.

Henderson State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1073 and Above Good >82%
988 to 1073 Avg + 71%-82%
903 to 988 Avg - 56%-71%
818 to 903 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 818 Low <40%
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Henderson State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-21 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

95%
ACT Scores for Henderson State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Henderson State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 22
Math 75th Percentile 20
Composite 75th Percentile 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Henderson State University is 18, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 21.  The school ranks #15 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 18. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Henderson State University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Henderson State University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 18 score has around 71% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 84% with a 21 ACT score.

Henderson State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >84%
18 to 21 Avg + 71%-84%
16 to 18 Avg - 59%-71%
14 to 16 Reach 47%-59%
Less than 14 Low <47%
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High School Class Rank

69% of Henderson State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Henderson State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 69%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Henderson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,484 861 2,345
Accepted 1,072 585 1,657
Acceptance Rate 72% 68% 71%
Enrolled 230 183 413
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 31% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

133

Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Henderson State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Henderson State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Henderson State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Henderson State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Henderson State University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.23 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 990 on the SAT and 18 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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

FAQs

Does Henderson State University prefer SAT or ACT?

5% of students submit their SAT scores to Henderson State University. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Henderson State University?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Henderson State University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Henderson State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 903 and 1073. The average SAT score is 988. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Henderson State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 21. The average ACT score is 18. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.