Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University

Searcy, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$21,540

not including housing and food

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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
Housing $3,888
Food $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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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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