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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
82%
SAT Range
1000-1170
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$20,546/ 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
$15,646/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,585Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
157
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Determind
    57%
  • Country
    29%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Laid bak
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.31 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Caring
    53%
  • Professional
    16%
  • Behind the times
    11%
  • Community
    11%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Rustic
    5%

    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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    Hardin-Simmons University Reviews

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    Hardin-Simmons is a big family and a lovely environment. Though students may feel that the tuition is too high, they make sure to provide financial opportunities to everyone to pay for their expenses. They are also great in sports. I hope one day the school expands even more and we move up the latter from D3 to D2 then to D1. We really and truly have D1 potential and loving hearts for all sports. Overall, HSU is all about family and student life!
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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.
    The staff at Hardin-Simmons are all very friendly and helpful. Professors here are always willing to see you and offer their assistance when needed. The campus is the perfect size and there are many things to do such as intramural sports, clubs, random school activities, and even a bowling alley!