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Harding University
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  • 4 Year
  • SEARCY, AR

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade D
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

915 E. MARKET AVE.
SEARCY, AR 72149
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
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.

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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
61%
SAT Range
1060-1270
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$19,578 / 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
$10,924 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 63 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 75 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 75 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,533 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
246
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Christian
    64%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Sheltered
    10%
  • Vibrant,spiritually and relationally
    10%
  • Innocent
    3%
  • Searching
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 86 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Harding is a growing and loving community.
    69%
  • It's a 'bubble' - not for everyone
    19%
  • Fun for certain kinds of people
    9%
  • Strict
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
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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