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Hardin-Simmons University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.


  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


A private, Baptist university, Hardin-Simmons University is situated in Abilene, Texas. Interestingly, Hardin-Simmons University has an ethnically diverse student population. At HSU around 59% are white, 20% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 11% are Black or African American. And, at the university, around 94% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Rupert N. Richardson, Stedman Graham, Dan Blocker, and W. Francis McBeth. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At HSU, 216 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact




2200 Hickory


It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Hardin-Simmons University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    Rolling Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1000 - 1170


    Considered but not required

  • ACT Range

    18 - 24

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 963-1150 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Hardin-Simmons University is 20. However, those getting an ACT score less than 18 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 2200 Hickory, Abilene, Texas 79698-0001, or call (325) 670-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to HSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $43,346. The average annual tuition cost ($30,140), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($9,230), and budget for other expenses ($3,176) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Biology, General

    31 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    31 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    29 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    25 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    22 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    22 Graduates

  • History

    20 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    19 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    22 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    22 Graduates

  • History

    20 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    19 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    17 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    15 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    14 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    10 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    10 Graduates

  • Theological and Ministerial Studies

    9 Graduates

  • Economics

    8 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    7 Graduates

  • Social Work

    7 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    6 Graduates

  • Bible/Biblical Studies

    5 Graduates

  • Computer Programming

    5 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    5 Graduates

  • Marketing

    5 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    4 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    4 Graduates

  • Music

    4 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    3 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    3 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    2 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    2 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    2 Graduates

  • Sociology

    2 Graduates

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

    1 Graduates

  • Human Services, General

    1 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    1 Graduates

  • Physics

    1 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    1 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    1 Graduates

  • Religious/Sacred Music

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

92% / 8%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$59,594 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 78% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,000/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Cowboys and Cowgirls

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

American Southwest Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country





Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Track and Field


Campus Security

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At HSU, $9,230 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Hardin-Simmons University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at HSU costs around $4,000 per year. There are around 47% male and 53% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$16,750 - $28,137

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$174 - $292

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The financial aid department of Hardin-Simmons University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Hardin-Simmons University is around $15,847 and the federal grant is $4,823. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,653 as well as institutional aid worth $15,847. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Hardin-Simmons University amount to $8,048,291 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $24,109,998.

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