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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,761
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $810
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $810
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 98.95
Median SAT/ACT 1060/22
% of African American Students 9
% of Asian American Students 1.8
% of Hispanic Students 18.9
% of International Students 3
Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 151
% of Male/% of Female Students 47/53
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 81
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 39
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 49
% of Freshmen Who Return 68
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 6.4


Hardin-Simmons University

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2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79698



325-670-1000 or 877-GO-HSUTX










  • The newly named Julius Olsen Honors Program provides an enriched educational environment for undergraduate students.
  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art, 22,000-square-foot facility.
  • The Master of Physician Assistant program is one of the newest in the state and provides training for many contexts, including traditional, rural and underserved medical communities.

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 127 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 65 academically challenging undergraduate programs based on a liberal arts foundation as well as 26 specialized graduate, professional, and seminary degree programs. Combining its commitment to academic excellence and the development of the total person with a distinctively 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 in over 50 clubs and organizations as well as intramural sports. Student-athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s varsity sports.

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