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Tuition & Fees

$18,635

$18,635

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
25%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
38%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
30-36
30%
24-29
35%
18-23
28%
12-17
7%
30-36
13%
24-29
47%
18-23
31%
12-17
9%
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
34%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,663
Declined + 521
Total Received 2,184
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Private (nonprofit)

4,419

undergraduate students

1,485

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Early Childhood Licensure
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 6267
ACT 0124

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School Facts

Harding, founded in 1924, is a private university with religious orientation. Its 350-acre campus is located in Searcy, AR, 50 miles northeast of Little Rock.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,904
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Searcy, AR

350-acre campus in Searcy (population: 23,983), 50 miles from Little Rock.

Harding University
915 East Market Avenue
Searcy, AR 72143

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
25%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
38%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
30-36
30%
24-29
35%
18-23
28%
12-17
7%
30-36
13%
24-29
47%
18-23
31%
12-17
9%
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
34%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline September 26
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,663
Declined + 521
Total Received 2,184

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Glenn Dillard
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 477-4407
F: 501 279-4129
admissions@harding.edu

Cost

Tuition $17,940
Room $3,490
Board $3,266
Additional fees $695
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $26,591
Average Financial Aid - $17,723
Total with Avg. Aid $8,868

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,723

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,112,584
State $1,893,129
Institutional $13,280,667
Other external $968,725
Total $21,255,105

Non-need-based

Federal $80,303
State $676,807
Institutional $11,049,832
Other external $298,076
Total $12,105,018

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great American Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Bisons/Lady Bisons
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Art
Athletic Training
Bible/Religion
Bible/Religion for Women
Biblical Languages
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Science
Christian Education
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dietetics
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Media Production
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
French
General Studies
Global Economic Development
Graphic Design
Health Care Management
Health Sciences
Health/Kinesiology
History
Humanities
Instrumental Music
Interior Design
Interiors Merchandising
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Leadership/Management Studies
Leadership/Marketing
Leadership/Ministry
Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mental Health Counseling
Middle Childhood
Ministry
Missions
Nursing
Oral Communication
Painting
Pharmacy
Physical Sciences
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Preaching
Professional Sales
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radiation Health Physics
Reading Education
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Software Development
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport/Recreation Management
Teaching
Theatre
Three-Dimensional Design
Vocal Music
Web Design/Interactive Media
Youth/Family Ministry
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Undergraduate

75%

4,419
students

Female
56%
2,456

Male
44%
1,963

Graduate

25%

1,485
students

Female
67%
989

Male
33%
496

undergraduateFull-time

93%

4,143
students

Female
56%
2,309

Male
44%
1,834

undergraduatePart-time

7%

276
students

Female
54%
147

Male
46%
129

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

84%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicky Boyd
Director of International Student Services
501 279-4023
nboyd@harding.edu

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