Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

Team Name: Cowboys

Address: 2200 Hickory St., Abilene, TX 79698

Web: hsutx.edu

Phone: 325-670-1260

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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.

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate N/A
Median composite SAT score 1080
Median ACT score 20
Undergraduate Enrollment 1,347
Students on Financial Aid 99%


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


African American Students 11%
Asian American Students 1%
Hispanic Students 26%
International Students 3%
Male/Female Ratio 48/52

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 64%
Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1
Full-Time Faculty 91


Graduation in Four Years 37%
Graduation Overall 58%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 7%

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