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About Hardin-Simmons

Hardin-Simmons University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Abilene, TX.

Founded in 1891, Hardin-Simmons currently enrolls around 2,128 students a year, including 1,618 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $187,850,376. For each full-time student, Hardin-Simmons spends about $24,522.

Admissions Facts About Hardin-Simmons

Acceptance rate: 91%

Average GPA: 3.43

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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What is Hardin-Simmons University's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Hardin-Simmons University. Around 91 percent of all applicants to Hardin-Simmons are accepted each year. Last year, 2,308 students applied to Hardin-Simmons and 2,089 were admitted.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.43 out of 4.0.

Is Hardin-Simmons a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 65 percent of students who start at Hardin-Simmons return for their second year of college. Out of the 339 students who started at Hardin-Simmons as first-time freshman, 146 graduate within four years.

Hardin-Simmons's six-year graduation for undergrads is 55 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $36,707 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Hardin-Simmons sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Hardin-Simmons a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2200 Hickory Street Abilene, TX 79698-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

Hardin-Simmons Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hardin-Simmons is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hardin-Simmons is Continuous processing.

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Hardin-Simmons ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hardin-Simmons is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Hardin-Simmons. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hardin-Simmons SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

973 - 1150


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

483 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above


973 to 1150


973 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hardin-Simmons students is 1065. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hardin-Simmons, while applicants with SAT scores between 973 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 973 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hardin-Simmons.

Hardin-Simmons Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hardin-Simmons is like? There are approximately 2,324 students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons, including 1,742 undergraduate students and 582 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from TX and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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