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Hardin-Simmons University
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  • 4 Year
  • ABILENE, TX

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

2200 HICKORY
ABILENE, TX 79698
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
From Hardin-Simmons University

You’ll never find another place like Hardin-Simmons University. We are a Baptist university in Abilene, Texas, with 130 years of history and traditions that aren’t matched at any other school - and that gives HSU a personality as big as the West Texas horizon.

Our students have big dreams, and HSU exists to instill the knowledge and nurture the confidence to identify and fulfill those dreams. We do that by embracing every student as a member of our Family. You will matter at HSU, and you will matter to us when you go into the world.

We also have a ratio of 1 professor for every 12 students. That ensures that you will get personal attention from your professors, and every class will be taught by a professor. There aren’t any crowds for you to get lost in at HSU. In fact, you’ll probably get invited to dinner at a professor’s house every so often. You will be pushed to do your best, but you’ll always have assistance to achieve it.

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Hardin-Simmons University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
960-1150
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$20,696 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,525 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 24 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 36 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 36 responses

Majors

Online Business Administration (B.B.S.)

A B.B.S. in Business Administration is available fully online at HSU. The major’s virtue is its flexibility. It leaves room for a minor field of study, 12 hours of business electives, and 18 hours of general electives. You don’t have to stop with a bachelor’s degree, either. The M.A. in Management can be completed, 100% online, in as little as one year after completing your bachelor’s.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    66%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,615 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
127
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Determind
    47%
  • Country
    24%
  • Laid bak
    12%
  • always professional
    6%
  • Broke
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 35 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Caring
    48%
  • Professional
    17%
  • Behind the times
    9%
  • Community
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Poor
    4%
  • Rustic
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 15 responses

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