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Hesston College

Hesston, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%

Hesston College Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Hesston College. The acceptance rate at Hesston College is 50%. Last year, 604 students applied to Hesston College and 303 were admitted.

If you are applying to Hesston College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Hesston College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Hesston College's admissions stats.

Hesston College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Mean SAT Score 1077
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 83%
Waitlist No

Hesston College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Hesston College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes

Considering Applying Early to Hesston College?

Hesston College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

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

More on Hesston College Admissions

Transferring to Hesston College

For more information on transferring to Hesston College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Hesston College

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

What Does Hesston College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 shine.

Admissions Factors at Hesston College

Wondering what factors are considered by Hesston College 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
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Application Essay Considered

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

Hesston College Application Requirements

To apply to Hesston College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Hesston College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hesston College?

Students admitted to Hesston College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

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

Hesston 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.

In 2005, 17% of Hesston College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Hesston College?

To be competitive with other Hesston College applicants, you should strive to score between 980 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hesston College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 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 Hesston College student is 1077.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hesston College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hesston College students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Hesston College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hesston College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hesston College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Hesston College

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Hesston College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hesston College?

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

Does Hesston College accept transfer credits?

✅ Hesston College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hesston College?

✅ Hesston College is not test optional.

What is Hesston College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Hesston College is 50%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hesston College?

✅ Hesston College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Hesston College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Hesston College? Hesston College is a open admission institution. The Hesston College acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.


Hesston College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hesston College is Continuous processing.

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

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

Hesston College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1180


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

460 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


980 to 1180


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hesston College students is 1077. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hesston College, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 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 Hesston College.

Hesston College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hesston College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.37. 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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