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Hastings, Nebraska

Hastings College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Hastings College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.3%
Admission Difficulty for Hastings College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Hastings College and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,329 out of 1,945 applicants were admitted making Hastings College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Hastings College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Hastings College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Hastings College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Hastings College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hastings College?

Hastings College typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 11 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

Hastings College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >78%
1135 to 1220 Avg + 68%-78%
1050 to 1135 Avg - 56%-68%
965 to 1050 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 965 Low <42%
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Hastings College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Hastings College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hastings College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
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 Hastings College?

Admission data indicates that Hastings College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hastings College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hastings College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >80%
22 to 25 Avg + 68%-80%
20 to 22 Avg - 58%-68%
18 to 20 Reach 48%-58%
Less than 18 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Hastings College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hastings College was 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Nebraska for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hastings College accepts 68% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Hastings College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 998 947 1,945
Accepted 697 632 1,329
Acceptance Rate 70% 67% 68%
Enrolled 153 154 307
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
239

Applicants have 239 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hastings College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hastings College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hastings College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hastings College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181127 IPEDS survey data for Hastings College.