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Hardin-Simmons Admissions

If you want to apply to Hardin-Simmons, the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Hardin-Simmons?

Hardin-Simmons University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Hardin-Simmons Hard To Get Into?

Hardin-Simmons is amoderately difficult school to get into. 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, around 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.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Hardin-Simmons?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Hardin-Simmons

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Hardin-Simmons 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Hardin-Simmons must submit the following items. Double check 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
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hardin-Simmons?

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%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Hardin-Simmons University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 74.89%
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%
Hardin-Simmons does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Hardin-Simmons is test optional. 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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Hardin-Simmons?

To be competitive with other Hardin-Simmons applicants, you should strive to earn 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.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Hardin-Simmons?

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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Transferring to Hardin-Simmons University

For transfer students, it is slightly 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

Hardin-Simmons Admissions FAQs

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 ACE recommendations for credit

Does Hardin-Simmons accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Hardin-Simmons accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hardin-Simmons?

No, Hardin-Simmons is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Hardin-Simmons Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.



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Hardin-Simmons Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Hardin-Simmons ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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Hardin-Simmons SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1150


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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Hardin-Simmons GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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