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Hesston College

Hesston, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%
Acceptance Rate50%

About Hesston College

Hesston College Overview

Hesston College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Hesston, Kansas. Hesston College was founded in 1909 and enrolls 359 undergrads and no graduate students. Hesston College offers on-campus housing for up to 376 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Hesston College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hesston College's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Hesston College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Hesston College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hesston College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hesston College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%
Tuition $29,252

Is Hesston College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Hesston College offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hesston College

It is not competitive to get into Hesston College. Hesston College admitted 50% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 604 applications received in 2022, 303 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hesston College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 94% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hesston Collegeare still enrolled their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Hesston College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Hesston College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hesston College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hesston College's endowment was valued at $13.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Hesston College spends about $10,581 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hesston College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Hesston College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hesston College.

Based on this information, does Hesston College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hesston College a good school for you?

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Where is Hesston College?

Hesston College is located in the small town setting of Hesston, Kansas, in the suburbs of Wichita.

If you want to see Hesston College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 135 to Hesston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hesston College and Hesston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Box 3000 Hesston, KS 67062-2093

Campus Setting: Small Town

Hesston College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hesston College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hesston College is Continuous processing.

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

Hesston College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hesston College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Hesston College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hesston College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1180


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

460 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


980 to 1180


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hesston College students is 1077. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hesston College, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hesston College.

Hesston College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hesston College is like? There are approximately 359 students enrolled at Hesston College. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from KS and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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