Application Fee
$50
Graduate Application Fee
$45
Acceptance Rate
55%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
71%
Freshmen Enrollment
747
SAT Scores
1,175
ACT Scores
25

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 2,201 students have applied and 1,212 students have allowed to admit to Harding University (Acceptance rate: 55.07%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 61.63 % where 747 students have finally enrolled out of 1,212 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Texas Christian University and University of San Francisco, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 66.30%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 19.40%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,175 and the average ACT score is 25 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Harding University is average than the schools (average score is 1,276). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Harding University1,17525
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,24828
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas109370

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Harding University, 233 students submitted SAT scores (31% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,175 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540650
Mathematics520640
Total1,0601,290
At Harding University, 590 students submitted ACT scores (79% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 25 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2129
English2132
Mathematics1927
Total6188

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Harding University. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Harding University
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended