If you are considering submitting an application to Henderson State University, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of Henderson State University's admissions stats.
|Henderson State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||96%|
These are the application deadlines for Henderson State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Henderson State University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Henderson State University is moderately difficult. Henderson State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Henderson State University accepted 66% of all applicants, approximately 2,692 from 4,072 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Henderson State 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Henderson State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Henderson State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Henderson State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Henderson State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Henderson State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Henderson State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 90% submitted a class rank. At Henderson State University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.
At Henderson State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
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 Henderson State University directly.
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.
Henderson State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Henderson State University 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.
In 2021, 4% of Henderson State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at Henderson State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Henderson State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Henderson State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Henderson State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Henderson State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Henderson State University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Henderson State University.
Does Henderson State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Henderson State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Henderson State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Henderson State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
❌ Henderson State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Henderson State University?
✅ Henderson State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Henderson State University's acceptance rate?
✅ Henderson State University's acceptance rate is 66%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Henderson State University?
❌ Henderson State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Henderson State University? Henderson State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Henderson State University acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Henderson State University is Jul 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Henderson State University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
24 and Above
18 to 24
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Henderson State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Henderson State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Henderson State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.23. 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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