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Hastings College

Hastings, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%

Hastings College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Hastings College. The college admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,121 students applied to Hastings College and 1,513 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Hastings College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Hastings College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Hastings College's admissions stats.

Hastings College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Hastings College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Hastings College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Want to Apply Early to Hastings College?

Hastings College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Hastings College Admissions

How To Get Into Hastings College

Getting into Hastings College is moderately difficult. Hastings College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Hastings College accepted 71% of all applicants, approximately 1,513 from 2,121 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hastings College, 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 Hastings College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Hastings College

Hastings College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Hastings College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Hastings College

What does Hastings College 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
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Hastings College for more information on admission factors.

Hastings College Application Requirements

To apply to Hastings College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Hastings College'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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hastings College?

Students admitted to Hastings College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Hastings College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Hastings College does not have 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.

More Information on Transferring to Hastings College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hastings College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Hastings College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Hastings College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hastings College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hastings College.

Does Hastings College accept transfer credits?

✅ Hastings College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hastings College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Hastings College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Hastings College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hastings College?

✅ Hastings College is not test optional.

What is Hastings College's acceptance rate?

✅ Hastings College has an acceptance rate of 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hastings College?

❌ Hastings College does not offer early decision.

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Hastings College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Hastings College? Hastings College is a somewhat selective institution. The Hastings College acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.


Hastings College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hastings College is Aug 1.

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

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

Hastings College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Hastings College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hastings College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. 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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Campus Setting

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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