Tuition & Fees

$19,385

$19,385

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
700-800
11%
600-699
28%
500-599
52%
400-499
9%
30-36
30%
24-29
36%
18-23
30%
12-17
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
8%
30-36
19%
24-29
42%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,555
Declined + 468
Total Received 2,023
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Private (nonprofit)

4,182

undergraduate students

1,357

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 University, 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 5,539
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  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: 24,318), 50 miles from Little Rock.

Harding University
915 East Market Avenue
Searcy, AR 72143

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
700-800
11%
600-699
28%
500-599
52%
400-499
9%
30-36
30%
24-29
36%
18-23
30%
12-17
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
8%
30-36
19%
24-29
42%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%

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 1,555
Declined + 468
Total Received 2,023

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

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,882

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $18,690
Room $3,592
Board $3,310
Additional fees $695
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $27,487
Average Financial Aid - $12,882
Total with Avg. Aid $14,605

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,288,698
State $2,096,313
Institutional $14,716,047
Other external $920,344
Total $23,021,402

Non-need-based

Federal $45,895
State $867,750
Institutional $8,736,569
Other external $2,196,120
Total $11,846,334
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
August 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 477-3243
F: 501 279-5438
finaid@harding.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jon Roberts
Director of Student Financial Services
jroberts@harding.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track And Field, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Greg Harnden (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Brenda Seawel (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great American Conference
Mascot
Bisons/Lady Bisons
School colors
black and gold

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Early Childhood Licensure
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,539

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

4,182
students

Female
55%
2,306

Male
45%
1,876

24%

1,357
students

Female
66%
890

Male
34%
467

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

3,945
students

Female
56%
2,196

Male
44%
1,749

6%

237
students

Female
47%
110

Male
53%
127

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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
3%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

99%

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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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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

Stacey Vaughn
Assistant Director of Admissions
svaughn@harding.edu

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