Hardin-Simmons University (HSU)

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Hardin-Simmons University can be found in Abilene, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled per year at Hardin-Simmons University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1360 (25th percentile) - 1640 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 20 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to HSU. We were able to estimate the Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 38% of all applicants are granted admission to Hardin-Simmons University, from which 53 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hsutx.edu.

Overall Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hardin-Simmons University was reported as 37.6% in Fall 2013 with over 2,090 applications submitted to HSU. 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

  • HSU SAT Scores: 1360 - 1640
  • HSU ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • HSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Hardin-Simmons University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into HSU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 HSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 37.8%
  • 2010-2011: 34.7%
  • 2011-2012: 56.6%
  • 2012-2013: 53.6%
  • 2013-2014: 37.6%
  • Projected HSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 44.8%

How Does Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hardin-Simmons University is forty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Abilene Christian University48.9%
McMurry University59.2%
Howard Payne University53.8%
Texas Wesleyan University41.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • 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)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math480 - 560
Writing430 - 530
Total Score1360 - 1640
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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