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Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Hardin-Simmons

Hardin-Simmons University Overview

Hardin-Simmons University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Abilene, Texas. Hardin-Simmons was founded in 1891 and the school presently has around 2,128 students a year, including 1,618 undergraduates. Hardin-Simmons provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hardin-Simmons!

Interested in music or performing? At Hardin-Simmons you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Hardin-Simmons students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Hardin-Simmons has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hardin-Simmons on the Student Life page.

2022 Hardin-Simmons Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 52%
Tuition $30,694
Percent of Need Met 74.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,193

Is Hardin-Simmons a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Hardin-Simmons offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Hardin-Simmons Acceptance Rate 2022

Hardin-Simmons is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Hardin-Simmons is 91%. Out of 2,308 applications received in 2022, 2,089 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hardin-Simmons

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 65% of students who start at Hardin-Simmons return the next year. Around 55% of students who started at Hardin-Simmons earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Hardin-Simmons Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Hardin-Simmons directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hardin-Simmons University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hardin-Simmons's endowment was valued at $187.9 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Hardin-Simmons spends about $24,522 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hardin-Simmons

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hardin-Simmons meets 74.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,193 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $34,701 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hardin-Simmons.

Based on this information, does Hardin-Simmons seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hardin-Simmons a good school for you?

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Where is Hardin-Simmons University Located?

Hardin-Simmons is located in the urban setting of Abilene, Texas.

If you would like to see Hardin-Simmons for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Abilene, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Abilene Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hardin-Simmons and Abilene are like without leaving home.

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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 - 24

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Hardin-Simmons SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1150


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Hardin-Simmons Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hardin-Simmons is like? There are approximately 2,128 students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons, including 1,618 undergraduate students and 510 graduate students. 94% 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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