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Colleges / University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%
Acceptance Rate99%

Mary Hardin-Baylor Admissions

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Mary Hardin-Baylor Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Mary Hardin-Baylor's admissions stats.

Mary Hardin-Baylor 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1072
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 49%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27%
Waitlist No

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Mary Hardin-Baylor?

Mary Hardin-Baylor does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Mary Hardin-Baylor?

It is moderately difficult to get into Mary Hardin-Baylor. Mary Hardin-Baylor evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Mary Hardin-Baylor accepted 99% of students, about 14,491 from 14,587 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mary Hardin-Baylor, 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.

Transferring to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Mary Hardin-Baylor

Mary Hardin-Baylor has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Mary Hardin-Baylor?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Mary Hardin-Baylor

What does Mary Hardin-Baylor consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Mary Hardin-Baylor for more information on admission factors.

Mary Hardin-Baylor Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mary Hardin-Baylor?

Students admitted to Mary Hardin-Baylor have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Mary Hardin-Baylor 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 18%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

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 Mary Hardin-Baylor directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Mary Hardin-Baylor considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Mary Hardin-Baylor is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 49% of Mary Hardin-Baylor's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Mary Hardin-Baylor?

To be competitive with other Mary Hardin-Baylor applicants, you should strive to score between 980 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mary Hardin-Baylor 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Mary Hardin-Baylor student is 1072.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mary Hardin-Baylor students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mary Hardin-Baylor students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Mary Hardin-Baylor?

To be most competitive at Mary Hardin-Baylor, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mary Hardin-Baylor's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mary Hardin-Baylor students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Mary Hardin-Baylor. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Mary Hardin-Baylor during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Mary Hardin-Baylor Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mary Hardin-Baylor?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Does Mary Hardin-Baylor accept transfer credits?

✅ Mary Hardin-Baylor accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mary Hardin-Baylor accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Mary Hardin-Baylor accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Mary Hardin-Baylor?

❌ No, Mary Hardin-Baylor is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Mary Hardin-Baylor's acceptance rate?

✅ Mary Hardin-Baylor has an acceptance rate of 99%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mary Hardin-Baylor?

❌ Mary Hardin-Baylor does not offer early decision.

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Mary Hardin-Baylor Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Mary Hardin-Baylor? Mary Hardin-Baylor is a somewhat selective institution. The Mary Hardin-Baylor acceptance rate is 99%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.


Mary Hardin-Baylor Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mary Hardin-Baylor is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mary Hardin-Baylor is Continuous processing.

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

Mary Hardin-Baylor SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1160


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


980 to 1160


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Mary Hardin-Baylor students is 1072. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mary Hardin-Baylor, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1160 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 Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Mary Hardin-Baylor GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mary Hardin-Baylor, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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