Hardin-Simmons University

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University Overview

Established in 1891, Hardin-Simmons University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Abilene (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 129 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym HSU
Founded 1891
Motto An Education Enlightened by Faith
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 2200 Hickory
79698-0001 Texas
United States
Tel +1 (325) 670 1000
Fax +1 (915) 670 1267

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 16050
Abilene 79698
(325) 670 1206
877 464 7889

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Baptist General Convention of Texas - texasbaptists.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Hardin-Simmons University's Library
Hardin-Simmons University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 203,728 physical volumes, 33,057 physical media, 7,391 digital/electronic medium and 142 licensed digital/electronic databases. Hardin-Simmons University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Hardin-Simmons University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,311 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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