#17 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Hardin Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

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Student Population
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Location Abilene, Texas
Online hsutx.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Hardin Simmons University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Abilene, Texas, Hardin Simmons University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,308 prospective students applied, and 2,089 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 454 enrolled in the school.  1,850 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 278 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $29,526 plus fees of $1,838. HSU is ranked 660 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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HSU is rated within the lower 42% 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 960/1150
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.43
Applications Accepted
Hardin Simmons University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Hardin Simmons University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,838
Room and Board $9,680
Budget for Other Expenses$3,176
Total One Year Cost$45,020

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hardin Simmons University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Education 13%
Biology 9%
Health Professions 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225247 IPEDS survey data for Hardin Simmons University.

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