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COLLEGE PROFILE

Harding University

Searcy, AR

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics34
Science24
Foreign Language 2
Social Studies34
History  
Academic Electives3 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJuly 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address915 East Market Avenue
City, State, ZipSearcy, AR  72149-0001
Phone(501) 279-4407
Fax(501) 279-4865
E-mailadmissions@harding.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverNot available
Regular Admission NotificationRolling
Accept Offer of AdmissionNo set date
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNot reported
Early Action NotificationNot reported
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate76% of 2,180 applicants were admitted
   Women75% of 1,242 applicants were admitted
   Men78% of 938 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,054 (63%) of 1,663 admitted students enrolled
   Women585 (63%) of 931 admitted students enrolled
   Men469 (64%) of 732 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.58
3.75 and Above49%
3.50 - 3.7419%
3.25 - 3.4912%
3.00 - 3.249%
2.50 - 2.998%
2.00 - 2.493%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math560 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading560 average
490-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
18%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
36%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 77%
Bottom half: 23%
National Merit Scholar1%
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.40 3.60       21
Low 2.57 3.20       16
High 4.00 4.00       26
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