B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    D-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Harding University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72149
From Harding University

Do you belong at Harding University? Harding is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Committed to pursuing academic excellence and establishing strong spiritual foundations, the university attracts students representing all 50 states and 54 nations and territories. Harding offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; professional and graduate degrees at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels; as well as study abroad opportunities in locations such as Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy, and Zambia.

Harding 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
Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Range
970-1240
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$17,578/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,825/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,477/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,574/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,992/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,689/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,106Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Christian
    67%
  • Vibrant,spiritually and relationally
    11%
  • Sheltered
    9%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Innocent
    4%
  • Searching
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
38%
of students say they don't have Greek life.74 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Harding is a growing and loving community.
    79%
  • It's a 'bubble' - not for everyone
    14%
  • Fun for certain kinds of people
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Although I have only been at Harding University for one semester, I cannot imagine attending a better school! The community is amazing, and the teachers genuinely care about their students. I am confident that I am getting a great education that will prepare me for the next level of my studies. Most importantly, Harding provides the unique experience of learning academically while also growing in your faith. Through bible classes, chapel, and the amazing students who attend this school, my relationship with The Lord is growing everyday. Harding has a lovely campus and is beautiful on the outside but what makes it the best is the students and teachers on the inside!
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Harding University is a great place for higher level education! The community is fantastic and the campus is stellar; especially for a smaller university. With being a smaller school we have smaller size classes which results in a more personalized experiences with each of your professors. Searcy is a small town; however, it is growing tremendously and there are many things to do that are fun with friends!
I've had a generally great experience here at Harding! The small-town environment was perfect for me to get my feet wet in the real world and it helped my grow socially, personally, and spiritually. I would highly recommend Harding to anyone looking for a great education and a great campus.