- 4 Year
- SEARCY, AR
- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade D+
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade C minus
- Dormsgrade A
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade A minus
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.
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Most Popular Majors
- Elementary Education56 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities48 Graduates
- Accounting47 Graduates
- Nursing47 Graduates
- Speech Language Pathology44 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science42 Graduates
- Psychology38 Graduates
- Marketing34 Graduates
- Biology32 Graduates
- Computer Science32 Graduates
- Mix of Online and on Campus11%
- On Campus76%
- Vibrant,spiritually and relationally14%
- Harding is a growing and loving community.69%
- It's a 'bubble' - not for everyone15%
- Fun for certain kinds of people7%
- Faith oriented and deeply personal3%
Harding University Reviews
The most damaging aspects of attending Harding stem from the rules they impose on students' day to day lives, particularly with regards to where each student lives, their dormatories. Students are subject to nightly curfews, which carry the unintended consequences of decreased sleep and lack of individual freedom and autonomy (each student is essentially locked in jail from curfew to morning; they cannot leave). Another detrimental aspect pertains to the required activities that do not earn college credit (3 hours per week of chapel for 0 hours of college credit and 5 equivilent hours of credit for Bible classes each semester [5, 50 minute classes per week] for 2 years when only 2 hours of credit are granted).
I currently play on the Men's Volleyball Travel Club, so before I graduate, I'd love to see Harding advocate for the opportunity to convert the travel team into a NCAA sanctioned sport, however, I understand the complexity of this aspiration.