Freed-Hardeman University

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158 E. Main Street

Henderson, TN 38340-2399

Phone: (731) 989-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#35 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Freed-Hardeman University is a private institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,449, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Freed-Hardeman University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 35. Its tuition and fees are $20,468 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Freed-Hardeman University is a Christian university. It seeks to provide college-level courses, activities, and resources designed to promote total growth in a Christian environment. It offers the alternative of a distinctive lifestyle with the goal of excellence in personal living as well as academic attainment, emphasized in high standards of conduct and behavior required and accepted by students and faculty. The university is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees who are members of churches of Christ and who hold the institution in trust for its founders, alumni, and supporters. Most of its students are members of the church of Christ, but it enrolls students of any or no religious affiliation. Academic programs leading to the bachelor's degree require general education courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Most majors are career-oriented, in keeping with the university's motto of "Teaching how to live and how to make a living." Required Bible courses are regarded as important to a complete liberal education and central to the university's mission. Courses are offered by twelve academic departments organized into six schools.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1869
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $34,577,309


When applying to Freed-Hardeman University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 43.7 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 43.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Freed-Hardeman University is 13:1, and the school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Freed-Hardeman University include: Education; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Theology and Religious Vocations; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 16%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 10%
Theology and Religious Vocations 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Student Life

Freed-Hardeman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,449, with a gender distribution of 44.7 percent male students and 55.3 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus. Freed-Hardeman University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,904
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Freed-Hardeman University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Freed-Hardeman University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Freed-Hardeman University, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Freed-Hardeman University.

Students who have cars on campus 57%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Freed-Hardeman University, 83 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,433.

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Tuition and fees $20,468 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,390 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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