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ACNH - How to Raise Your HHA Rank

Increase your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank with furniture items from the same series or with matching colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get rewards!

Find out what furniture and items you need to score more points on HHA evaluations as well as the possible rewards for each rank!

How to Increase Your HHA Rank

Summary of Ways to Increase HHA Rank

Ways to Get More HHA Points
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1  Expand Your House
2  Basic Living Necessities
3  Hang Furniture on Walls
4  Decorate with Furniture Series
5  Use Furniture Sets
6  Use Furniture with Matching Colors
7  Some Furniture Give Bonus Points
8  Decorate with Feng Shui in Mind

Expand Your House

ACNH - Increase your HHA Rank - Pay off Loans and Expand your House
You get more space to put Furniture in once you expand your house, increasing the amount of points you can get.

For anyone wishing to aim for Happy Home Academy rewards, we recommend first having at least 3 rooms.

How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House

Basic Living Necessities

ACNH - How to increase HHA Rank - Necessary Furniture
You'll want to make sure all your basic living necessities are covered: a chair, a table, a dresser or wardrobe, and a bed. They don't need to all be in the same room, you'll need at least one of each.

List of Items and Furniture

Hang Furniture on Walls

ACNH - How to increase HHA Rank - Increase Happy Home Academy Rank - Wall-Mounted Furniture
The HHA will also pay attention to Wall-Mounted in your home. Buy or make useful items like Clocks and hang them on the walls for an easy boost.

Decorate with Furniture Series

ACNH - Increase your HHA Rank - Shamrock Furniture Series
Use Furniture of the same Series or matching colors to earn HHA points!

List of Furniture by Series

Use Furniture with Matching Colors

ACNH - How to increase HHA Rank - Matching Colors
Using a lot of Furniture with the same color will get you a higher score.

You can change the color of Furniture with Customization Kits to make all your furniture match, it'll still be counted as the same color.

Some Furniture Give Bonus Points

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Some Furniture give additional bonus points when placed. These include trophies and phtos of villagers, so put them up if you have any!

Decorate with Feng Shui in Mind

Feng Shui Areas
4×4 6×6 8×8

Note: The above images are based on the system in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Learn more about Feng Shui with our guide below!

Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide

Happy Home Academy Ranking System

How Ranks Work

Rank S Above 50,000 Points
Rank A Above 40,000 Points
Rank B Below 39,999 Points

Ranks are determined by the amount of points you have, and you get a Letter about your score after points have been added or deducted.

Points Can Decrease Too

Point Reduction Causes
  • Items with no points have been placed.
  • Leaving Trash on the floor
  • There are Cockroaches in the house.
  • Furniture with a front and back have the front facing the wall.

There is a risk of losing points as well as gaining them. Among the 3 reasons for point deductions listed above, the biggest deduction comes from having Cockroaches, so make sure to get rid of them all!
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Get Rewards Based on Rank

ACNH - How to raise HHA Rank -  HHA Rewards

List of Rewards

Reward Points
Gold HHA Trophy 150,000 Points
Silver HHA Trophy 100,000 Points
Bronze HHA Trophy 70,000 Points
Gold HHA Plaque 50,000 Points
Silver HHA Plaque 30,000 Points
Bronze HHA Plaque 20,000 Points
HHA Pennant 10,000 Points

After reaching a score of 10,000 points, you start getting rewards from the Happy Home Academy.

We currently haven't confirmed rewards for scores above 150,000 points, but our investigation is ongoing!

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