Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University

Searcy, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$21,540

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
540
75th
640
25th
520
75th
32
25th
21
75th
27
25th
19
75th
29
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,212
Declined 989
Total Received 2,201
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Private

3,938

undergraduate students

1,266

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,204
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Congregational (United Church of Christ)

350-acre campus in Searcy (population: 23,916), 50 miles from Little Rock.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Harding University
915 East Market Avenue
Searcy, AR
72143

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
540
75th
640
25th
520
75th
32
25th
21
75th
27
25th
19
75th
29
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline September 26
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,212
Declined 989
Total Received 2,201

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

85%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,684

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,000
Room $3,888
Board $4,558
Additional fees $540
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $31,186
Average Financial Aid - $10,684
Total with Avg. Aid $20,502

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,334,474
State $1,988,667
Institutional $14,520,318
Other external $919,022
Total $21,762,481

Non-need-based

Federal $21,471
State $1,064,750
Institutional $9,226,630
Other external $2,404,767
Total $12,717,618

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Financial Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great American Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advertising.
American History (United States).
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Behavioral Neuroscience.
Behavioral Sciences.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Corporate Communications, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemistry, General.
Child Development.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Development Economics and International Development.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Family and Community Services.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Fashion Merchandising.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Graphic Design.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Housing and Human Environments, General.
Human Biology.
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Technology.
Interior Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Missions/Missionary Studies.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Painting.
Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Reading Teacher Education.
Religious Education.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech Teacher Education.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Youth 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

5,204

total students

28%

in-state

72%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

3,938
students

Female
55%
2,154

Male
45%
1,784

24%

1,266
students

Female
63%
798

Male
37%
468

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

3,605
students

Female
55%
1,979

Male
45%
1,626

8%

333
students

Female
53%
175

Male
47%
158

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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

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