Harding University

915 E Market Ave, Searcy, United States
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Overview of Harding University

About this school

Harding, founded in 1924, is a private university with religious orientation. Its 200-acre campus is located in Searcy, 50 miles northeast of Little Rock.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,182
    • Men:1,876 (44.9%)
    • Women:2,306 (55.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Harding 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
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
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
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
915 East Market Avenue
City, State, Zip
Searcy, AR  72149-0001
Phone
(501) 279-4407
Fax
(501) 279-4865
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
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
72% of 2,023 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 1,135 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 888 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,080 (74%) of 1,461 admitted students enrolled
Women
593 (72%) of 819 admitted students enrolled
Men
487 (76%) of 642 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.68
375 And Above
52%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
600 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
590 average |530-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $19,190 (64.61714593575324%)
  • Room & Board: - $6,894 (23.21368442319348%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (4.0406761398073945%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,414 (8.128493501245876%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Harding University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001097
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
887 (87.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
661 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
656 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
142 (21.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$12,898
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 637 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,954
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 501 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,843
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 104 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
319 (31.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,669

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,177 (76.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,561 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,545 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
407 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$12,882
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,358 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,508
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,063 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,241
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 283 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,230 (29.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,007
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$929

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


302

Part-Time Faculty


113

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


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% 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: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
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
552,656

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
512
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


Harding University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (85)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Ministries, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • International Business
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


23,525

Nearest Metropolitan Area


350 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Little Rock

Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock
Nearest Bus Station
Searcy
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


90% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


10%

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


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bison
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Harding University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, bisons for christ, harding in action, spring break campaigns, humanity

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,945

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,182
Women
2,306
Men
1,876

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 4.5% Black/African-American
  • 3.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 87.5% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


6.5% from 49 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,357

Student Resources

Study resources