Hardin-Simmons University: Narrative Description

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2200 Hickory St.
Abilene, TX 79698-0001
Tel: (325)670-1000; 877-464-7889
Admissions: (325)670-1206
Fax: (325)677-8351
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsutx.edu/


Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 120-acre urban campus. Endowment: $79.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6580 per student. Total enrollment: 2,392. Faculty: 179 (128 full-time, 51 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,401 applied, 39% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 77% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,705 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 237 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 11% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Abilene Christian University, McMurry University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $17,298 includes full-time tuition ($12,600), mandatory fees ($776), and college room and board ($3922). College room only: $1953. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $420 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $96 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Student Foundation, Student Congress, Fellowship Christian Athletes. Major annual events: homecoming, Sing, All-School Christmas Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 984 college housing spaces available; 784 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Richardson Library plus 1 other with 226,755 books, 20,827 microform titles, 28,911 serials, 11,351 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 224 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Abilene Christian University.

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