If you are applying to Harding University, the application fee is $50.
Here is an overiew of some of Harding University's admissions stats.
|Harding University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||26%|
|Mean SAT Score||1170|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||80%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||23%|
Check with Harding University directly for more info on application deadlines.
Harding University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Harding University directly for more information about early applications.
Getting into Harding University is moderately difficult.
In 2021, Harding University accepted 54% of all applicants, approximately 1,191 from the 2,200 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Harding University, 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. Admissions to honors program is program extremely difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Harding University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Harding University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Harding University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Harding University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Harding University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Harding University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Harding University 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At Harding University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||61%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
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 Harding University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Harding University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Harding University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 80% of Harding University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 23% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Harding University applicants, you should aim to score between 1050 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Harding University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Harding University student is 1170.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Harding University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Harding University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
To be most competitive at Harding University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Harding University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Harding University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Harding University.
Transfer students can enroll in Harding University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Does Harding University accept transfer credits?
✅ Harding University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Harding University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Harding University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Harding University?
❌ No, Harding University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Harding University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Harding University is 54%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Harding University?
🟨 Harding University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Harding University? Harding University is a somewhat selective institution. The Harding University acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 54 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Harding University is Continuous processing.
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Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1300 and Above
1050 to 1300
1050 and Less
The median SAT score for Harding University students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Harding University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Harding University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Harding University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. 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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