303 reviews
  1. Abilene, TX
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Hardin-Simmons University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
2200 Hickory
Abilene, TX 79698
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Scores Range
910-1135
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Hardin-Simmons University

Cost

Net Price
$18,900/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,024/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,713/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,562/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,947/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,468Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Determind
    56%
  • Country
    44%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Caring
    57%
  • Behind the times
    14%
  • Professional
    14%
  • Community
    7%
  • Rustic
    7%

After Hardin-Simmons University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Hardin-Simmons University Reviews

303 reviews
All Categories
Hardin-Simmons is a smaller university located in Abilene, TX. I choose to go to Hardin-Simmons to major in exercise science. Once I graduate, I plan to go to their amazing graduate school for physical therapy. I am currently starting my second semester here as a college freshman. There plenty of activities and clubs to join. I love Hardin-Simmons because here, you can be or do anything. The professors I've had have all been amazing. They teach with such passion for their subject. One thing that I love about Hardin-Simmons is that we are always growing. This year they have started a men and women's lacrosse team. the coach accepted us if we knew how or play or not. He wants to grow the game in Texas.
When I was looking for a college, I had three top interests on my list. The reason I picked Hardin-Simmons was because the students were more involved and the campus was the cleanest of the three. The main thing I enjoyed about Hardin-Simmons is that there are students leading campus tours as opposed to older staff members. The students were also very kind and I felt like I fit right in here at Hardin-Simmons.

My advice is to choose a college where you will feel most at home because that college is where you will be spending at least your next four years.
I like that the staff at Hardin-Simmons actually care about each individual attending the University. They are willing to work with you on finances and offer support. The teachers care about your individual success, and they explain each topic they are teaching in full. They work with you if you fall behind and are understanding if class is missed for unforeseen circumstances.