HSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Hardin Simmons University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into HSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #52 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,487 out of 1,766 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Hardin Simmons 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 quarter of their high school class.
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HSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT61%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1090|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 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. 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|
|1170 and Above||Good||>90%|
|1085 to 1170||Avg +||84%-90%|
|1000 to 1085||Avg -||76%-84%|
|915 to 1000||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 915||Low||<64%|
HSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT61%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|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 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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>90%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||84%-90%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||76%-84%|
|15 to 18||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 15||Low||<64%|
Avg. High School GPA3.63
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Hardin Simmons University. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
56% of Hardin Simmons University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||36%||33%|
What are the requirements for admission to Hardin Simmons University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
61% of students submit their SAT scores to HSU. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
84% of those who apply are granted admission to HSU. 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 1000 and 1170. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.