Hardin-Simmons University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Hardin-Simmons University is a private Christian university located in Abilene, Texas. Founded in 1891 by two brothers, John and Isaac Hardin, the university has been providing quality education for more than 125 years. It was originally founded as Abilene Baptist College, but changed its name to Simmons College in 1892 after receiving a generous donation from James B. Simmons, a businessman from New York. The school continued to grow and expand over the next several decades until it merged with nearby Hardin Junior College in 1934 and became Hardin-Simmons University.

Since its inception, Hardin-Simmons has been committed to providing students with an education that is rooted in faith and values. The university offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including business administration, engineering, nursing, psychology and theology. Additionally, it provides an array of student resources such as counseling services, career planning assistance and study abroad opportunities. In recent years, the university has also made significant investments into research initiatives such as biotechnology and robotics to further enhance its academic offerings. Today Hardin-Simmons continues to maintain its commitment to faith-based education while striving for excellence in all areas of academics.

Hardin-Simmons University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Hardin-Simmons University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Hardin-Simmons University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Hardin-Simmons University is a private, Christian university located in Abilene, Texas. Established in 1891, it is one of the oldest universities in the state. The university offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The acceptance rate at Hardin-Simmons University is 71%. Of the students admitted, approximately 48% are male and 52% are female. Approximately 28% of students are minorities and 10% come from other countries. The average SAT score for incoming freshmen is 1080 and the average ACT score is 21. Approximately 63% of incoming freshmen receive some form of financial aid or scholarship from the university. The most popular majors at Hardin-Simmons University include Business Administration, Psychology, Education, Nursing, Biology, Communications and Social Sciences. Graduation rates for Hardin-Simmons University are above average with 66% of students completing their degree within four years and 74% within six years.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 73%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 73%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,015
Female applicants 1,056
Male applicants 959
Applicants accepted 1,464
Female applicants accepted 780
Male applicants accepted 684
Freshman enrollment 992
Female freshman enrollment 508
Male freshman enrollment 484
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 74%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.9

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 36%
SAT Critical Reading average score 560
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-630
SAT Math average score 560
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-630
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 83%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 22-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 22-30
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 20-27