If you are thinking about applying to Hardin-Simmons, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Hardin-Simmons's admissions stats.
|Hardin-Simmons 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||33%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||52%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||45%|
These are the application deadlines for Hardin-Simmons University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Hardin-Simmons does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into Hardin-Simmons. Hardin-Simmons evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Hardin-Simmons accepted 91% of students, about 2,089 of the 2,308 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hardin-Simmons, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Hardin-Simmons has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Hardin-Simmons consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Hardin-Simmons for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Hardin-Simmons, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Hardin-Simmons's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Hardin-Simmons have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 74.89% submitted a class rank. At Hardin-Simmons 33% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
At Hardin-Simmons University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||14.35%|
|3.50 and 3.74||26.68%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.92%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12.56%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.36%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hardin-Simmons directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Hardin-Simmons considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Hardin-Simmons has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 52% of Hardin-Simmons's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Hardin-Simmons applicants, you should aim to score between 960 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hardin-Simmons 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hardin-Simmons students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hardin-Simmons students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
To be most competitive at Hardin-Simmons, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hardin-Simmons's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hardin-Simmons students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Hardin-Simmons. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Hardin-Simmons during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hardin-Simmons?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hardin-Simmons.
Does Hardin-Simmons accept transfer credits?
✅ Hardin-Simmons accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hardin-Simmons accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Hardin-Simmons accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Hardin-Simmons accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hardin-Simmons?
❌ No, Hardin-Simmons is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Hardin-Simmons's acceptance rate?
✅ Hardin-Simmons's acceptance rate is 91%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hardin-Simmons?
❌ Hardin-Simmons does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Hardin-Simmons? Hardin-Simmons is a somewhat selective institution. The Hardin-Simmons acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hardin-Simmons is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hardin-Simmons is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
24 and Above
18 to 24
18 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Hardin-Simmons, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.43. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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