Hardin-Simmons University

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world rank  3700

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Established in 1891, Hardin-Simmons University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Abilene (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 129 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym HSU
Founded 1891
Motto An Education Enlightened by Faith
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 2200 Hickory
Abilene (population range: 50,000-249,999)
79698-0001 Texas
United States
T +1 (325) 670 1000
F +1 (915) 670 1267

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office PO Box 16050
Abilene 79698
+1 (325) 670 1206
877 464 7889

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Baptist General Convention of Texas - texasbaptists.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Hardin-Simmons University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP
  • American Physical Therapy Association APTA-Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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