Hardin-Simmons University

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2200 Hickory

Abilene, TX 79698-1000

Phone: (325) 670-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Hardin-Simmons University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,853, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 220 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hardin-Simmons University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 39. Its tuition and fees are $23,460 (2013-14).

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

A private, co-educational university located in Abilene, Texas, a leading education center in west Texas that is often described as "an oasis" - with lush grounds, a duck-filled pond, and stately red brick buildings. HSU is a place of higher learning that warmly opens its doors to students seeking a Christian, liberal arts, pre-professional and professional education within a supportive and spirited community. Founded in 1891, Hardin-Simmons is a place where relationships really matter. Complementing the warmth of family and community is the vitality of our academic program offering more than 50 major and minor programs through two colleges and five schools.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1891
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $120,425,717


When applying to Hardin-Simmons University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 14. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Hardin-Simmons University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 43.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 53.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Hardin-Simmons University is 13:1, and the school has 69.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hardin-Simmons University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 16%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 14%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Health Professions and Related Programs 7%

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Student Life

Hardin-Simmons University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,853, with a gender distribution of 48.7 percent male students and 51.3 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. Hardin-Simmons University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,301
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Hardin-Simmons University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Hardin-Simmons University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hardin-Simmons University, 83 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Hardin-Simmons University.

Students who have cars on campus 83%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Hardin-Simmons University, 70.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,157.

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Tuition and fees $23,460 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,792 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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