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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    D-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
About Harding University...
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$18,372/ 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
    $12,338/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,788/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,943/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,613/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,076/ year
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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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,143Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Christian
    65%
  • Vibrant,spiritually and relationally
    12%
  • Sheltered
    10%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Innocent
    4%
  • Searching
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
36%
of students say they don't have Greek life.77 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Harding is a growing and loving community.
    76%
  • It's a 'bubble' - not for everyone
    18%
  • 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
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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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I loved my time at Harding! The relationships formed with professors have been a huge blessing in my graduate and professional career, as well as in my personal life. Academically, I was well prepared for grad school. The friendships formed last a lifetime!
I have absolutely loved my time here! I did not like the "Advance" Program which is for those who didn't make a 21 on the ACT are FORCED to be a part of. They baby you and they say the classes count toward your degree. THEY DON'T. You have to take several hours to graduate in 4 years. But aside from that your professors truly care about you. If you show them you care and they will bend over backwards to help you pass. They are also willing to make friends with you. My favorite mentors are my professors. I also have a diverse group of friends. I also participated in a club my 1st 4 years and I met some of my best friends in there. Great way to meet a lot of people. Connect with a local church too to build connections with others. I also met some people I would have never gotten to know if I wasn't involved in a church. Harding is what you make it.