Harding University

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Harding University can be found in Searcy, AR, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately seven thousand students are enrolled at Harding University.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Harding University. A score in the range of 990 - 1250 on the SAT exam, or 22 - 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Harding University average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Harding University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 63 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at harding.edu.

Overall Harding University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

76.3%

The overall acceptance rate for Harding University was reported as 76.3% in Fall 2013 with over 2,180 college applications submitted to Harding University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Harding University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Harding University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2016 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2016-2017 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Harding University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.6%
  • 2010-2011: 72.7%
  • 2011-2012: 72.2%
  • 2012-2013: 74.6%
  • 2013-2014: 76.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2016-2017: 74.5%

How Does Harding University Compare?

76.3%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Harding University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hendrix College80.4%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff27.7%
Le Moyne-Owen College23.4%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences46.3%
Rhodes College57.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants2,18043.0%57.0%
Admitted1,66344.0%56.0%
Enrolled1,04144.5%55.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Harding University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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