Hardin-Simmons University

298 reviews
  1. Abilene, TX
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Hardin-Simmons University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
2200 Hickory
Abilene, TX 79698
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
910-1135
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,900/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,024/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,713/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,562/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,947/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,468Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Determind
    56%
  • Country
    44%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Caring
    57%
  • Behind the times
    14%
  • Professional
    14%
  • Community
    7%
  • Rustic
    7%

After Hardin-Simmons University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

298 reviews
  • Excellent
    52
  • Very Good
    112
  • Average
    104
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    13
Abilene Summary – The local atmosphere of Abilene is very well rounded! There are a lot of attractions such as the Abilene zoo, Dyess Airforce Base, and many historic places. Between three four-year colleges and a juinor college, there are all sorts of events to attend. There is a large variety of shopping and dining place for all types. The sports and recreation in Abilene is very important. There are all sorts of recreation to be involved in, whether it be playing, coaching, or just watching. Abilene is a part of the Bible belt; there are many great churches to attend and many Abilene citizens do. This creates a great environment to be in and many people stron gin their faith who are always very sincere and willing to help people in need. I fell Abilene is very good at giving back to it's community.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 27 2012
I just recently transferred to Hardin Simmons University and I absolutely love it here! Everyone is awesome, people go out of their way to help you, show you the ropes and what it takes to be successful here. I'm a Fitness Recreation and Sports Management major, the professors here are awesome! They have really shown me alot in such a short period of time, even if you don't have them for class they take time to get to know things about not only you but your family as well. Professors here have high names for themselves and are great recommendations.
  • College Junior
  • Apr 12 2013
Great Advising! I am a Biology/Pre-Med major, and the professors have been extremely helpful in getting me exactly where I need to be. The classes required for the biology major are tough, but they definitely are preparing me for medical school. My professors and advisors know exactly what they're talking about when it comes to their subjects, and to med school in general. We have an amazing (but small) pre-health club program, but since it's small, you have a better chance of holding office (which is good for the resume).
  • College Junior
  • July 3 2011