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Colleges / Harding University

Harding University

Searcy, AR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate45%

About Harding University

Harding University is a private, religious university in the town of Searcy, Arkansas. Harding University was founded in 1924. The college enrolls around 4,805 students a year, including 3,523 undergraduate students.

Harding University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Harding University. Harding University admitted 45% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,255 applications received in 2022, 1,016 students were offered admission.

Harding University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 45%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%

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Harding University is located in Searcy, Arkansas, near Little Rock.

If you want to see Harding University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 67/167 to Searcy, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field.

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College Info

915 East Market Avenue Searcy, AR 72149-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Harding University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Harding University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Harding University is Continuous processing.

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Harding University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1290


Math SAT Range

510 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1290 and Above


1040 to 1290


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Harding University students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Harding University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Harding University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Harding University is like? There are approximately 4,805 students enrolled at Harding University, including 3,523 undergraduate students and 1,282 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 34% percent are from AR and 66% percent of students are from other states.


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