Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

Team Name: Cowboys

Address: 2200 Hickory St., Abilene, TX 79698

Web: hsutx.edu

Phone: 325-670-1260

Facebook: hardin.simmons.university

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Undergraduate Enrollment1,347
Acceptance RateN/A
In-State Tuition$932 per hour
Out-of-State Tuition$932 per hour

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Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

FOUNDED IN 1891, Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) is a Christian university rated among the top private colleges in Texas. It offers students the chance to discover their God-given potential in an atmosphere that feels like home.

The beautifully landscaped campus in Abilene is a community with a small-town feel and genuine Southern hospitality. The campus includes plenty of green space like Anderson Lawn, with its reflection pond, gazebo, and trees that serve as home for daily campus activities, hammock hangs, study sessions, and live performances.

HSU’s five schools encompass liberal arts, science and mathematics, business and professional studies, health professions, and nursing, plus graduate programs. Its core liberal arts curriculum provides students with skills that employers desire such as critical thinking, strategic communication, and responsible leadership. 

HSU offers more than fifty programs that match industry jobs and prepare students through partnerships and internships with employers to help land that top job after graduation. HSU combines a rich, challenging academic classroom environment with hands-on experiential learning using real-world applications.

With a warm and inviting atmosphere, more than forty organizations, and eighteen intramural and club sports, students connect through long-standing campus traditions and express themselves through the arts, music, or theater.

Students have the opportunity for personal development by equipping the mind, spirit, and body through leadership training, spiritual formation, community engagement, and student-led activities.



Acceptance RateN/A
Median composite SAT score1080
Median ACT score20
Undergraduate Enrollment1,347
Students on Financial Aid99%


In-State Tuition$932 per hour
Out-of-State Tuition$932 per hour
Room and Board$7,001+


African American Students11%
Asian American Students1%
Hispanic Students26%
International Students3%
Male/Female Ratio48/52


Greek SystemYes
Freshman Living on Campus78%
Freshmen Who Return64%
Student/Teacher Ratio15:1
Full-Time Faculty91


Graduation in Four Years37%
Graduation Overall58%
Alumni Who Give $ to School7%