A Community of Mission
Since 1924, Harding University has challenged its students to pursue scholarship, service, teamwork, excellence, and commitment. As the largest private university in Arkansas, Harding attracts exceptional high school students from across the state and country as well as more than than 50 nations and territories. Its campus is located on 350 acres in Searcy, Arkansas, less than an hour from Arkansas’ capital of Little Rock.
As “A Community of Mission,” Harding is particularly devoted to preparing students for lives of Christian service. Students respond to and initiate service opportunities on campus, in the community, and around the world. Through a Christian perspective that allows appreciation of various disciplines, students excel as scholars and develop leadership skills. As a result, Harding alumni display character, conviction, and a competitive edge and are prepared for success at prestigious graduate schools and companies throughout the nation.
Students can cultivate friendships and pursue their passions through more than 120 academic and professional organizations. Ranging from the arts and music to politics and business to diversity and service/missions, there are a variety of interests for students to explore. Students can also choose to participate in one of 31 clubs that host social functions, service projects, and club sports throughout the school year.
Many students also participate in athletics on campus. In addition to its 16 athletic teams competing in the NCAA D-II Great American Conference, Harding offers a variety of intramural as well as recreational activities for students to choose from.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Harding University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, 14 pre-professional programs, and 50 graduate programs, including master’s degrees, specialist programs, doctoral degrees, certificates, and endorsements. Harding also offers semester-long study abroad programs in Australasia, Chile, England, Greece, Italy, and Zambia as well as short-term opportunities in many additional countries. With a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, strong relationships are built inside and outside the classroom.