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Chances of getting into Hardin Simmons University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.8%
Admission Difficulty for Hardin Simmons University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into HSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,834 out of 2,189 applicants were admitted making Hardin Simmons 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 62 percent. Hardin Simmons University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

HSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
963-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Hardin Simmons University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 483
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 963
SAT Scores for Hardin Simmons University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1060

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hardin Simmons University?

Hardin Simmons 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hardin Simmons University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >90%
1056 to 1150 Avg + 84%-90%
963 to 1056 Avg - 76%-84%
870 to 963 Reach 65%-76%
Less than 870 Low <65%
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HSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
ACT Scores for Hardin Simmons University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Hardin Simmons University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into HSU?

Admission data indicates that HSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #39 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hardin Simmons University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hardin Simmons University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >91%
20 to 23 Avg + 84%-91%
18 to 20 Avg - 77%-84%
16 to 18 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 16 Low <69%
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HSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.63
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hardin Simmons University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into HSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hardin Simmons University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as HSU accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hardin Simmons University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 54% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

56% of Hardin Simmons University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hardin Simmons University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Hardin Simmons University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,264 925 2,189
Accepted 1,063 771 1,834
Acceptance Rate 84% 83% 84%
Enrolled 256 223 479
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 29% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Hardin Simmons University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hardin Simmons University
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=225247 IPEDS survey data for Hardin Simmons University.

FAQs

Does Hardin Simmons University prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to HSU. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hardin Simmons University?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to HSU. 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 Hardin Simmons University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 963 and 1150. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hardin Simmons University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.