Hastings College

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Hastings College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Hastings, NE, a predominately rural area. Hastings College has only around 1,000 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 940 (25th percentile) - 1170 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Hastings College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. About 70% of all applicant were accepted at Hastings College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 25% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hastings.edu.

Overall Hastings College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hastings College was reported as 66.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,890 college applications submitted to this school. 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: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Hastings College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hastings College, 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 Hastings College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.9%
  • 2017-2018: 68.3%
  • 2018-2019: 64.2%
  • 2019-2020: 66.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.3%

How Does Hastings College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hastings College is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
York College56.6%
Union College in Lincoln, NE92.9%
Kansas Wesleyan University60.6%
Bethany College67.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hastings College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math470 - 590
Total Score940 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 21
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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