Henderson State University Admission RequirementsArkadelphia, Arkansas
Chances of getting into Henderson State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Henderson State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,586 out of 2,856 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 60 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
Applicants Submitting SAT6%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 6 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|
|1130 and Above||Good||>95%|
|1055 to 1130||Avg +||91%-95%|
|980 to 1055||Avg -||86%-91%|
|905 to 980||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 905||Low||<78%|
Henderson State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|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. The school ranks #9 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>95%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||91%-95%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||86%-91%|
|16 to 19||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 16||Low||<78%|
Avg. High School GPA3.19
Typical High School GradesB
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. 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 91% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
52% of Henderson State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||38%||33%|
Applications are DueAug 18, 2020
Days left to Apply43
Applicants have 43 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 18, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Henderson State University before the Aug 18 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Henderson State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
6% of students submit their SAT scores to Henderson State University. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to Henderson State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1130. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.