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Fort Hays State University Admission Requirements

Hays, Kansas

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Your chances of getting into Fort Hays State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

90.3%
Admission Difficulty for Fort Hays State University
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Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Fort Hays State University is 90.3%.  Its admission rate is the 16th lowest in Kansas.

Admission Selectivity

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

Fort Hays State University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,804 out of the 1,997 who applied were admitted.

Fort Hays State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 53% enrolled. This indicates that the school is a top choice for many students who apply.

Can you get into Fort Hays State University?

90% 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 Fort Hays State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.45 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Fort Hays State University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.45

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Fort Hays State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Fort Hays State University are to have around a 3.45 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Fort Hays State University accepts 90% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Fort Hays State University is 3.45 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #10 in Kansas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Fort Hays State University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Fort Hays State University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Fort Hays State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

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Applicants Submitting SAT 

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SAT Scores for Fort Hays State University
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fort Hays State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

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ACT Scores for Fort Hays State University
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Reading 25th Percentile N/A
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Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Fort Hays State University
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

High School Class Rank

66% of Fort Hays State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 35% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fort Hays State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

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

Fort Hays State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,176 821 1,997
Accepted 1,072 732 1,804
Acceptance Rate 91% 89% 90%
Enrolled 568 387 955
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 53% 53% 53%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fort Hays State University is $30.

Application Requirements

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

Fort Hays State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Fort Hays State University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155061 IPEDS survey data for Fort Hays State University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Fort Hays State University?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Fort Hays State University. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.