Harding University

889 reviews
  1. Searcy, AR
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    D-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Harding University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72143

Harding University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Range
950-1220
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,516/ 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
    $21,256/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,326/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,948/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,225/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,277/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Christian
    81%
  • Sheltered
    15%
  • Innocent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
37%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Harding is a growing and loving community.
    74%
  • It's a 'bubble' - not for everyone
    21%
  • Fun for certain kinds of people
    5%

After Harding University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

889 reviews
  • Excellent
    230
  • Very Good
    314
  • Average
    241
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    35
The campus is small and well-maintained. The professors care about your grades and are willing to help you in any way they can. It has a wonderful Christian atmosphere and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. The people here are very loving and caring and it is very unique.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
Harding is a great school filled with people who have dedicated their lives to serving the Lord! There is no better place to be!
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
Harding has shown me the most love in such a short amount of time. Crazy to think I can't wait to go back to school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago