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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
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Henderson State is a public university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,565 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Henderson State acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 33% of students, Henderson State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,000.
About Henderson State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999
Website

Henderson State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1120
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,431/ 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
$3,514/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,565Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
267
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Outgoing
    30%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Good size for getting to know your professors
    44%
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Friendly and most of the professors care
    20%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
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Henderson tries to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. They understand what incoming freshmen are feeling and going through. I appreciated that they go above and beyond to show people around and answer their questions. The campus is beautiful and is constantly being cleaned up and taken care of. Some of the building around campus need to be updated and also I feel like with the growing student population the library needs to be larger. Yes, there are computer labs in most building but the library is one of the central buildings on campus and it is lacking a bit. Saying that, the atmosphere of the college makes up for the few things that need to be updated. Go Reddies!
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HSU is a great college, wonderful atmosphere. I would say coming form my home town traveling to AR I could tell it was really segregated in a way. I enjoyed the experience, I felt as tough it was nice place to find myself. there were so many types of people there, I did meet some of my best friends at that college. The first thing I noticed was how beautiful the landscaping was, and also how nice some of the people were. There was always time to meet up with teachers if you did not understand something during the class time, i never had a problem with that! Its really about preference really, I enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and how the school was like its own little town.
Henderson State University has a great campus and plenty of resources to help it’s students pass class and reach their goals. HSU offers free tutoring every day mon-fri. Between the enriching student body and the planning committee there is always something to do, along with a recreational center that has a gym, basketball courts, rock climbing and much more. The students have access to to the Caddo cafeteria that offers a variety of foods of the daily, all the way from pizza and ice cream to Keto meals and salad, as well there is a chic-fil-a and Starbucks and Reddit grill on campus. HSU is a place that a lot of people can feel safe, ever student must complete safety training.