Hardin-Simmons University

3026 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, United States
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Overview of Hardin-Simmons University

About this school

Hardin-Simmons, founded in 1891, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Its 100-acre campus is located in Abilene, 150 miles west of Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,749
    • Men:834 (47.7%)
    • Women:915 (52.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hardin-Simmons University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2200 Hickory Street
City, State, Zip
Abilene, TX  79698-0001
Phone
(325) 670-1206
Fax
(325) 677-8351
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 1,673 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 893 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 780 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
577 (42%) of 1,368 admitted students enrolled
Women
290 (40%) of 725 admitted students enrolled
Men
287 (45%) of 643 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.57
375 And Above
55%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
544 average |500-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
57%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
538 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
14%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,990 (70.62807581737563%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,080 (19.685231204015007%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (1.9490327924767334%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,176 (7.737660186132632%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hardin-Simmons University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003571
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
453 (99.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
382 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
382 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
89 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$24,488
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 303 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,165
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 348 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,564
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 382 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
71 (15.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,249

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,564 (98.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,191 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,191 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
229 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$24,855
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 929 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,018
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,084 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,448
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,170 (98.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
374 (23.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,914

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$51,346
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


134

Part-Time Faculty


94

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
423,773

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
115
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hardin-Simmons University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Sports Management
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


118,117

Nearest Metropolitan Area


220 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
30.8 average low in January, 91.4 average high in September
Rain
67 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
175 mile(s) from campus in Dallas
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Abilene
Nearest Train Station
160 mile(s) from campus in Fort Worth

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


49% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


51%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cowboys
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hardin-Simmons University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, baptist student ministries, student government, alpha phi omega, student activities board, fellowship of christian athletes

Sororities


15% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,585

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,749
Women
915
Men
834

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 8.1% Black/African-American
  • 19.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.0% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 26 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


503

Student Resources

Study resources