2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 2,200 students have applied and 1,191 students have allowed to admit to Harding University (Acceptance rate: 54.14%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 62.80 % where 748 students have finally enrolled out of 1,191 admitted students.
Harding acceptance rate is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Arkansas State University and Arkansas Tech University, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 83.34%).
Harding enrollment rate (yield) 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 30.72%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to Harding University

The following table summarizes the contact and directory information to apply Harding. Harding offers benefits for veterans, service member, or qualified family members. You may need to prepare certificate of eligibility (COE ) from the Veterans Affairs .
Admissionwww.harding.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.harding.edu/admissions/howtoapply.html
Financial Aidwww.harding.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.harding.edu/admissions/npc.html
Veterans Tuitionwww.harding.edu/registrar/va.html
Athleticwww.harding.edu/consumerinfo/
Disability Servicewww.harding.edu/academics/academic-support/disabilityservices

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average SAT score is 1,175 and the average ACT score is 24 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Harding University is around average than the schools (average score is 1,116). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Harding University1,17524
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,09323
All U.S. Colleges1,12368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges1,13269
4-Years Colleges1,12468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas1,09370

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Harding University, 169 students submitted SAT scores (23% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,175 and it is around 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 Writing530660
Mathematics520640
Total1,0501,300
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At Harding University, 597 students submitted ACT scores (80% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 24 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
Composite2028
English2131
Mathematics1827

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