#14 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Tennessee

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Freed Hardeman University overview
Location Henderson, Tennessee
Online fhu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Churches of Christ
Freed Hardeman University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) is a private Christian university located in Henderson, Tennessee, roughly 90 miles northeast of Memphis. Founded in 1869, the institution has a rich history rooted in the Churches of Christ tradition. The university?s character is defined by a picturesque campus known for its classical-style architecture. Offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, Freed-Hardeman is particularly recognized for its emphasis on liberal arts education and professional degrees with notable programs in business, education, biblical studies, and the fine arts. FHU maintains a moderately selective admissions process, seeking students who align with its academic and spiritual values. Residential life is an integral part of the student experience, with on-campus housing available to foster a close-knit living-learning environment. While FHU does not emphasize athletics as a cornerstone of its identity, the school participates in intercollegiate sports as the FHU Lions within the American Midwest Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 1,147 prospective students applied, and 1,008 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 371 enrolled in the school.  1,485 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 835 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $23,300 plus fees of $0. Freed-Hardeman University is ranked 733 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Freed-Hardeman University is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 985/1195
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.75

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Freed Hardeman University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,950
Budget for Other Expenses$3,750
Total One Year Cost$36,300

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Freed Hardeman University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 14%
General Studies 13%
Business 12%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 11%
Biology 7%

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