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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
About Hardin-Simmons University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
2200 Hickory
Abilene, TX 79698
Website
From Hardin-Simmons University

You’ll never find another place like Hardin-Simmons University. We are a Baptist university in Abilene, Texas, with 127 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.

Hardin-Simmons University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$19,338/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,349/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,446/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,681/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,146/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,218/ year
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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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,520Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Determind
    58%
  • Country
    33%
  • Laid bak
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.29 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Caring
    53%
  • Professional
    18%
  • Behind the times
    12%
  • Community
    12%
  • Rustic
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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I attended HSU from 2013-17 & I loved being an HSU student!

The class sizes are small so I got to know my peers and professors well. I felt like I could ask questions/reach out for help if needed. I told people that I cared for & known as a student.

At HSU, I felt like I received opportunities that I wouldn’t have at other universities. The student life, athletics, & campus community are great. As a student, I was in several organizations while keeping a job & my studies. Our campus organizations always had events for students to attend. Organizations would hold events that met the needs of every type of student on campus. HSU athletics is awesome! Students & faculty are supportive of our athletes!

Abilene is a fun city! Abilene has food trucks, bakeries, coffee shops, local restaurants, theaters, dance halls, & more! The community is student friendly & provides free food, discounts, & job opportunities for college students!

I wouldn’t trade my experience at HSU for the world.
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What I like about Hardin-Simmons is the sense of community and friendless that everyone genuinely shows. I am a transfer student who got the opportunity to go to campus and see how everything works, and so far the transition for me doesn't seem as intimidating than I thought it would be. All in all, Hardin-Simmons is a great university with great people and I would recommend anyone considering on applying to go ahead and do it!
People on campus are very friendly & there is always something great to be apart of! This university not only carries out the trait of loving an Almighty God, but carries out the true meaning of hard work as well. You'll love the people, you'll love the atmosphere & most importantly you'll love the journey.