Henderson State University

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Henderson State University can be found in Arkadelphia, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,400 students enrolled per year at Henderson State University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at Henderson State University. A score between 963 to 1126 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Henderson State University average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at Henderson State University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 27 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .hsu.edu.

Overall Henderson State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Henderson State University was reported as 75.6% in Fall 2020 with over 3,880 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: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Henderson State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Henderson State 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Henderson State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.1%
  • 2017-2018: 79.7%
  • 2018-2019: 90.5%
  • 2019-2020: 75.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 73.9%

How Does Henderson State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Henderson State University is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ouachita Baptist University61.4%
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus65.1%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff43.9%
Texas A & M University-Texarkana93.6%
Central Baptist College40.0%

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 Henderson State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 568
Math483 - 558
Total Score963 - 1126
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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