Box 16050 Abilene, TX 79698 325-670-1206
About Hardin-Simmons University
  • Year of Foundation 1891
  • Size of Campus 209 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor's, master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,991
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 4%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $21,450
  • Room and Board $6,804
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 1,882
Founded in 1891 by a dedicated group of ministers, ranchers, and merchants, Hardin-Simmons University continues its commitment to developing the minds and nurturing the spiritual lives of its students. HSU, a private university located in Abilene, Texas, has been affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941. HSU provides an academically challenging undergraduate education based on a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Western Heritage Day, SING, Homecoming, All-School Christmas Party
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Catholic Group
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Other on-campus organizations 11%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of sororities 4
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Mu Gamma, Gamma Zeta Chapter; Beta Beta Beta, Delta Psi Chapter; Gamma Beta Phi; Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Mu Epsilon, Texas Eta Chapter; Kappa Pi, Beta Chi Chapter; Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Kappa Lambda; Sigma Delta Pi, Beta Sigma Chapter; Speech honor socie
  • Percent students who are frat members 8%
  • Number of frats 4
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Unity Group, International Student Club, Black Student Fellowship, Collegiates for Racial Harmony, Latin-American Club, United Mexican-American Students (UMAS), German Club
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Dallas/Ft. Worth (169), Abilene (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Fort Worth (140)
  • Distance to nearest bus Abilene (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 6%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 3%
  • Number of students using college housing 43%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 42%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 50%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 17%
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (45%), men's dorms (40%), apartments for married students (0%), apartment for single students (9%), other housing options (6%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 76
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 11%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 24%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 3%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 21,914
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 109
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,256
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Art center, observatory with 14-inch telescope, SIX WHITE HORSE facility
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Subscriptions 35,567
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities Abilene Photograph Collection of over 10,000 images; Morrison Hymnody Collection; extensive first editions of the writings of William Faulkner and Thomas Wolfe; the fine printing of Carl Hertzog; Texana history and maps; Technology Learning Center for libr
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 216,429
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of e-books 27,269
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 970
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 300
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 0
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 90%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years 97%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Public Schools (Dallas, Ft-Worth Area, local districts), Churches, Local, State and Federal Government Agencies, Financial Institutions (Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America), Oil and Energy Industry
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 0%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 95%
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