Fort Hays State University (FHSU)

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FHSU can be found in Hays, KS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around thirteen thousand students enrolled each year at FHSU.

Most of the students getting into Fort Hays State University have scored between 18 to 24 on the ACT. We were able to estimate the FHSU average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. FHSU has an acceptance rate of around 89% with 47% of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the FHSU acceptance rate 2015 will be around 84%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall FHSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Fort Hays State University was reported as 89.2% in Fall 2013 with over 2,510 college applications submitted to FHSU. 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

  • FHSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • FHSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Fort Hays State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of FHSU 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fort Hays State University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 92.3%
  • 2010-2011: 91.3%
  • 2011-2012: 67.8%
  • 2012-2013: 81.0%
  • 2013-2014: 89.2%
  • Projected FHSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 83.8%

How Does FHSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for FHSU is sixty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Nebraska at Kearney84.9%
Wichita State University95.8%
Emporia State University60.7%
University of Nebraska at Omaha70.8%
Creighton University76.7%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 24
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