Tuition & Fees

$20,735

$20,735

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
11%
700-800
9%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
34%
18-23
25%
12-17
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
32%
12-17
9%
30-36
21%
24-29
43%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,309
Declined + 618
Total Received 1,927
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Private (nonprofit)

3,974

undergraduate students

1,147

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 5,121
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: 23,916), 50 miles from Little Rock.

Harding University
915 East Market Avenue
Searcy, AR 72143

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
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
23%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
11%
700-800
9%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
34%
18-23
25%
12-17
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
32%
12-17
9%
30-36
21%
24-29
43%
18-23
32%
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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,309
Declined + 618
Total Received 1,927

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

Scott Hannigan
Senior Director of Admissions
P: 800 477-4407
F: 501 279-4129
admissions@harding.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,486

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $20,010
Room $3,764
Board $3,406
Additional fees $725
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $29,105
Average Financial Aid - $13,486
Total with Avg. Aid $15,619

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 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

5,121

total students

28%

in-state

72%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

3,974
students

Female
54%
2,141

Male
46%
1,833

22%

1,147
students

Female
64%
733

Male
36%
414

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

3,742
students

Female
55%
2,024

Male
45%
1,718

6%

232
students

Female
51%
117

Male
49%
115

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
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 Admissions

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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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