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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,708
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $25,230 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $25,230 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,000+
% of Students on Financial Aid 97
Median SAT/ACT 1024.9/22.3
% of African American Students 6.9
% of Asian American Students 1.1
% of Hispanic Students 17.1
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 135
% of Male/% of Female Students 45/55
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 89
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 36
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 52
% of Freshmen Who Return 71
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 8.4

Hardin-Simmons University

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2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79698




325-670-1000 or 877-GO-HSUTX









  • The Honors Program provides an enriched educational environment for undergraduate students.
  • The Leadership Studies Program is devoted to the development of tomorrow’s leaders.
  • The Study Abroad Program varies in length from four weeks to a full calendar year.

Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) believes that students were born for great things. Its aim is to challenge and equip them to answer two questions that HSU founder Dr. James Simmons asked himself 125 years ago: “What is the greatest thought that has ever occupied your mind? What is your duty toward fulfilling it?”

Founded in 1891, HSU is a private Christian university where students’ greatest thoughts, big ideas, and dreams matter. It provides 60 academically challenging undergraduate programs based on a liberal arts foundation as well as 25 specialized graduate, professional, or seminary degree programs. Combining its commitment to academic excellence and the development of the total person with a distinctive Christian perspective, HSU offers a student-faculty ratio of 12:1 to ensure that every student receives personal attention from caring, highly trained professors.

The HSU family offers a genuine, warm, and inviting atmosphere to students at its main residential campus in the beautiful city of Abilene, as well as a transformational seminary education through one of its five extension campus locations. HSU offers a culture of southern hospitality and authentic west Texas spirit that is second to none.

HSU’s thriving student body is highly involved with clubs and organizations. Student athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s varsity sports. Intramural sports are also available.

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