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Harris-Stowe Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Harris-Stowe, the application fee is $20. 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 an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Applying Early to Harris-Stowe?

Harris-Stowe State 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.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Harris-Stowe?

Getting into Harris-Stowe is not competitive. Harris-Stowe evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Harris-Stowe accepted 51% of all applicants., around 2,420 of the 4,708 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Harris-Stowe, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What Does Harris-Stowe Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Harris-Stowe

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

Harris-Stowe 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Harris-Stowe must submit the following items. Double check with Harris-Stowe's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Harris-Stowe?

Students admitted to Harris-Stowe have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Harris-Stowe State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 7%
3.50 and 3.74 7%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 20%
2.50 and 2.9 27%
2.00 and 2.49 17%
Harris-Stowe does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Harris-Stowe 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, 50% of Harris-Stowe's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 56% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Harris-Stowe?

To be competitive with other Harris-Stowe applicants, you should strive to earn between 830 and 950 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Harris-Stowe 25% of admitted students scored higher than 950 and 25% of scored lower than 830, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Harris-Stowe student is 905.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Harris-Stowe?

To be most competitive at Harris-Stowe, you should strive to earn between 15 and 19 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Harris-Stowe's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Harris-Stowe students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

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Transferring to Harris-Stowe State University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Harris-Stowe.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Harris-Stowe during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Harris-Stowe Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Harris-Stowe?

Students who are admitted to Harris-Stowe must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Harris-Stowe accept transfer credits?

Harris-Stowe accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Harris-Stowe accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does Harris-Stowe accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to Harris-Stowe?

No, Harris-Stowe is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Harris-Stowe Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

51%

How hard is it to get into Harris-Stowe? Harris-Stowe is a open admission institution. The Harris-Stowe acceptance rate is 51%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.

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Harris-Stowe Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Harris-Stowe is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Harris-Stowe ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above

Good

15 to 19

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Harris-Stowe is 17. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Harris-Stowe. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Harris-Stowe SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

830 - 950

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Math SAT Range

Not available

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Reading SAT Range

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

950 and Above

Good

830 to 950

Avg

830 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Harris-Stowe students is 905. Applicants with SAT scores of 950 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Harris-Stowe, while applicants with SAT scores between 830 to 950 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 830 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Harris-Stowe.

Harris-Stowe GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.04

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Harris-Stowe, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.04. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,400

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

51%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,484

Out-of-State

$10,116

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Application Deadline

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