75%

Acceptance Rate

$10,288

Avg.Financial Aid

001097

FAFSA Code

About Harding University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

5,121

Website

www.harding.edu

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

HLC

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

Churches of Christ

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

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

915 E. Market Ave.

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5012794000
Fax:
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Rankings

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Admissions

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.

75%

SAT Range

1060 - 1300

ACT Range

22 - 29

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $50. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1060-1270 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Harding University, must score 25 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 21 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72149-5615, or call (501) 279-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$19,580

Average Annual Cost

$19,140

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$705

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

$7,004

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,622

Total One Year Cost

$30,671

Before applying to HU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $31,911. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($20,735), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($7,170), and budget for other expenses ($2,806). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

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

85%

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

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

62%

Male Professors

38%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Teacher Education and Professional...

99 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

70 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

55 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

52 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

47 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

44 Graduates

Psychology, General

43 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

41 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

37 Graduates

Marketing

36 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

34 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

33 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

26 Graduates

Computer Science

26 Graduates

Social Work

25 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

23 Graduates

International Business

22 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

20 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

18 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

17 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

16 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

15 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

15 Graduates

Journalism

13 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

13 Graduates

Biology, General

12 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

11 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

11 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

10 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

10 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Public Administration

8 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

7 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

7 Graduates

History

7 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

6 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

5 Graduates

Economics

4 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

4 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

4 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

4 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

4 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

Computer Engineering

2 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

2 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

2 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

2 Graduates

Housing and Human Environments

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,974

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

26%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

82% White

0% Unknown

4% Black

4% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

69%

Out Of State

27%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

$61,758 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 97% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

97%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,658/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,076/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,076/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bisons/Lady Bisons

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great American Conference

Total Male Athletes

284

Total Female Athletes

137

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

4

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,170 per year. The students at Harding University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,076 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 45% and 55%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,900/year

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

$0$100,000

$23,250

$29,770

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.

$241 - 309

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.

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,288

Students Receiving Federal Grants

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,448

Students Receiving State Aid

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,674

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,783

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$15,032

$30K - $48K

$14,385

$48K - $75K

$11,731

$75K - $110K

$8,325

> $110K

$7,477

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,642,955

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$12,717,618

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at HU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,742, whereas the financial aid is $9,281. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,252, while the institutional aid is $9,281. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at HU based on students' financial needs add up to $1,642,955 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $12,717,618.

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