|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Hardin Simmons University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||483|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||963|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hardin Simmons University?
Hardin Simmons University typically prefers 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
|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%|
|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||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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
|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%|
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.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||24%||29%||26%|
Applicants have 123 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Hardin Simmons University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Hardin Simmons University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||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.
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 very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
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.
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.