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 963 (25th percentile) - 1150 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (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 (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 84% of all applicants are granted admission to Hardin-Simmons University, from which 26 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hardin-Simmons University was reported as 83.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,190 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 ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • HSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hardin-Simmons University, 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for HSU has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 88.0%
  • 2017-2018: 81.8%
  • 2018-2019: 84.2%
  • 2019-2020: 83.8%
  • Projected HSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 78.2%

How Does Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hardin-Simmons University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McMurry University45.5%
Howard Payne University53.9%
Texas Wesleyan University42.1%
Lubbock Christian University90.7%

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading483 - 580
Math480 - 570
Total Score963 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math16 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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