Hardin-Simmons University

2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX
Christian college

Questions and Answers about Hardin-Simmons University

Ashleigh P.
4 months ago
What are the different clubs available at Hardin-Simmons University?
Ashleigh P.
4 months ago
When you are doing a study abroad with HSU, do you have to take specific courses or do you get to choose?
Candice K.
4 months ago
What NCAA division is the Hardin-Simmons sports teams?
Chad F.
8 months ago
Does Hardin-Simmons University PT admissions committee prefer strong academics or work experience in PT?
Hardin-Simmons University
Candidates who are accepted into our DPT program normally have a pre-requisite course at 3.4 or above with their overall GPA usually at 3.5 or above. We also require each student who applies to at least have 50 hours in the field - but if accepted into the program they must have at least 100 combined observation / volunteer hours in various venues (outpatient, inpatient, acute hospital, home health, skilled nursing, etc.) before we would allow them to start in the new DPT cohort of 40 students each August.
Kandace H.
8 months ago
Does Hardin-Simmons University offer any scholarships to graduate students?
Hardin-Simmons University
Yes we do! They are limited though as the majority of endowed scholarships offered are to undergraduate students.
Kale S.
1 year ago
Does Hardin-Simmons University have a special tuition rate for locals?
Hardin-Simmons University
Unfortunately, we do not but we do match the Stone Owl Scholarship for locals.


You’ll never find another place like Hardin-Simmons University. We are a Baptist university in Abilene, Texas, with 127 years of history and traditions that aren’t matched at any other school, and that gives HSU a personality as big as the West Texas horizon. Our Mission The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values. Our Vision Hardin-Simmons University will be an innovative community of servant scholars engaging the minds and nurturing the spirits of future Christian leaders.

Majors offered at Hardin-Simmons University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Biology, General
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Academics at Hardin-Simmons University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Least Selective (84% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Hardin-Simmons University demographics

60% White
18% Hispanic
9% Black
4% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Hardin-Simmons University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)80k
Physical Therapist (PT)64k
Software Developer50k
Software Engineer49k
Parole Officer44k
Athletic Trainer36k
Based on 882 student responses
49.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
81.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
61%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Hardin-Simmons University

Hardin-Simmons University financial aid

Grants per year
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Student reviews of Hardin-Simmons University

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Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Close-knit community
Safe campus
Welcoming student body
Fun orientation programs
Accessible for students with disabilities



Hardin Simmons is a very friendly school and the Christian environment makes you feel welcome. It is a relatively small school but that means you can have personal relationships with the professors who are extremely helpful. It is a great university experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The University is small and sometimes one can feel bored. However, making more friends solves this problem quite easily.

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I did not really like that much after my experiences there. The only good thing is it feels like one big family, but that only happens if you get involved.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms are not great, the food in the cafeteria slacks hard, the material is outdated, and no one on campus pushes for change unless there is alumni asking.

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