Harding University is on a 350-acre campus in the small town setting of Searcy, Arkansas, not far from Little Rock.
Harding University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Harding University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Harding University has the Bisons for Christ. In fact, more students participate in the Bisons for Christ than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Harding University include Harding in Action, Spring Break Campaigns, HUmanity.
Harding University students' favorite campus events are Spring Sing Festival, Homecoming and Bisons for Christ.
This table offers information on housing at Harding University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||73%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,869|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,364|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||27%|
Harding University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Harding University students live on campus. In 2022, 73% of undergrads at Harding University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 27% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Harding University. There are 2,869 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,687 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,364 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 82% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Harding University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.
At Harding University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Harding University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Harding University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Harding University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Harding University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Harding University, take U.S. Highway 67/167 to Searcy, AR. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field airport.
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