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Harris-Stowe State University

St. Louis, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

Harris-Stowe Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Harris-Stowe, the application fee is $20.

Students who submit their applications to Harris-Stowe for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.

Harris-Stowe Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Harris-Stowe's admissions stats.

Harris-Stowe 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Mean SAT Score 905
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 50%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 56%
Waitlist No

Harris-Stowe State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Harris-Stowe State University.

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

Applying Early to Harris-Stowe?

Harris-Stowe does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Harris-Stowe State University Admissions

Transferring to Harris-Stowe State University

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Harris-Stowe

Harris-Stowe has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Harris-Stowe?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Harris-Stowe

What does Harris-Stowe 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Harris-Stowe for more information on admission factors.

Harris-Stowe Application Requirements

To apply to Harris-Stowe, all applicants 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

GPA and Testing

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

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

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

Harris-Stowe considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Harris-Stowe 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 2021, 50% of Harris-Stowe's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 56% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Harris-Stowe?

To be competitive with other Harris-Stowe applicants, you should aim 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. ### What is 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.

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 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Harris-Stowe.

Does Harris-Stowe accept transfer credits?

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

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

❌ No, Harris-Stowe is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, 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 Harris-Stowe's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Harris-Stowe is 51%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Harris-Stowe?

❌ Harris-Stowe does not offer early decision.

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Harris-Stowe Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


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.


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


ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above


15 to 19


15 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

830 - 950


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

950 and Above


830 to 950


830 and Less


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)


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.

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

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