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Henderson State University Admission Requirements

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into Henderson State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.6%
Admission Difficulty for Henderson State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Henderson State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,934 out of 3,879 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Henderson State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Henderson State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
963-1126
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for Henderson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 483
SAT Composite 25th 963
SAT Scores for Henderson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 568
SAT Math 75th 558
SAT Composite 75th 1126
Average SAT Score 1040

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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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 963 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Henderson State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1126 and Above Good >84%
1044 to 1126 Avg + 76%-84%
963 to 1044 Avg - 65%-76%
882 to 963 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 882 Low <52%
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Henderson State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Henderson State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Henderson State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Henderson State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Henderson State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 76%-86%
19 to 21 Avg - 67%-76%
17 to 19 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 17 Low <58%
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Henderson State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants 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. The school ranks #10 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. 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 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Henderson State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Henderson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,466 1,413 3,879
Accepted 1,878 1,056 2,934
Acceptance Rate 76% 75% 76%
Enrolled 451 340 791
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 32% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does Henderson State University prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Henderson State University. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Henderson State University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Henderson State University. Admission competition is and the college has very 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 963 and 1126. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 19 and 24. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.