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HARDING UNIVERSITY, SEARCY, ARKANSAS

Searcy, ArkansasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1924Established Year
  5541Enrollment

Harding University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Harding University is a private university established in 1924 with its campus spread across in Searcy and Arkansas. This renowned institute of the US Education System is one of the largest universities in Arkansas reputed for offering nearly 100 diverse majors undergraduate and graduate level. The university has a student enrollment of nearly 4,000 by 2020 that consists of international students from around 50 states and 50 countries across the globe.

Admissions at Harding University are offered on a rolling basis round the year and require an application fee of 50 USD from all its applicants. The institute is one of the moderately selective institutes to study in the USA that observes an acceptance rate of nearly 68%.

The employment opportunities at the institute are equally great which is evident that almost 350 recruiters from 230 organizations meet with graduates every year and recruit them from big names in the market like Dell, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Co., among others.

Rankings

The following is the ranking of the university as per the year 2020:

  1. As per US NEWS, the institute has been ranked as national universities: #240, top performers of social mobility: #322 and in engineering programs (no doctorate): #143.
  2. Times Higher Education Rankings Survey honored it in the top 600 for U.S. Rankings.
  3. NICHE.com ranked it under the category of most conservative colleges in America at #48 of 1,692

⦁Best Christian Colleges in America: #51 of 358

⦁Best College Dorms in America: #61 of 1,384

Highlights

TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
EndowmentUSD $141.6 million
Campus Housing Capacity90%
Application Fee50 USD
Application SeasonRolling admissions
Acceptance rate68%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk501-279-4000
Student Retention Rate82%

Programs, campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The university campus is spread in a lush area of 350 acres which comprises 48 academic and other-related buildings.
  • Harding University provides a safe and secure campus to its candidates with 24-hour surveillance.
  • The university campus also comprises several bookstores where a student can order textbooks or even gift books to their friends and family.
  • Student Health Services is also employed at the university. These services offer the student assistance in maintaining optimum mental, physical, social and spiritual wellness by offering primary care services.
  • The university also offers women’s social clubs and men’s social clubs. Chi Kappa Rho, Chi Omega Pi, GATA, and Delta Nu are some of the names of the clubs.

Housing facilities/ Residence

  • Harding University provides a variety of residence halls for its students that includes almost about 16 halls separately for men and women.
  • Men’s residence hall includes Allen Hall, Armstrong Hall, Cone Hall, Graduate Hall, Harbin Hall, Keller Hall, village apartments.
  • Women residence hall includes: Legacy Park, Kendall Hall, Pattie Cobb Hall, Pryor Hall, Searcy Hall, Sears Hall, Shores Hall, Stephens Hall, Cathcart hall
  • Harding University has six apartment complexes available for the families or single individuals eligible for off-campus housing. All rental apartments have semester leases.
  • All residence halls are air-conditioned and have mini-blinds on the windows. All beds in residence halls are regular twins and extra-long twins. Every bedroom has a separate connection for the campus DormNet system for each occupant and one cable television connection.
  • The university provides its students with all kinds of basic amenities that include: bicycles, laundry, summer storage, coffee maker, etc.

Courses

  • Harding university comprises nine separate colleges namely the College of Allied Health, the College of Arts & Humanities, the College of Bible & Ministry, the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, the Cannon-Clary College of Education, the Carr College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Sciences, and the Honors College.
  • Across these nine colleges, the institute provides a plethora of courses for international students which includes 97 majors, 10 undergraduate degrees and 21 graduate degrees.
  • The institute offers Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in information technology systems (MSIS), Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics, Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Security, Dual BBA-MBA, DUAL BBA-MSIS
  • The university also provides 14 pre-professional and professional programs.
  • The popular programs offered at Harding University are Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Education

Harding University Application Process

Application Portal: University's official website

Application Fee: 50 USD

Application Deadline: Rolling

Basic Admission requirements

  • Academic transcripts
  • Test scores like SAT/ ACT or GMAT/GRE (optional)
  • English proficiency scores for all international students: TOEFL: 550/ IELTS: 6.0 bands
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • One writing sample
  • Financial Statement

Harding University Cost of Attendance

The table given below represents an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US.

ExpensesUndergraduate (USD)Graduate (USD)
Tuition Fee21,00020,010
Technology Fee540520
Room & Board3,8883,888
Books and Supplies2,5002,500
Meals3,5503,550
Personal Expenses3,5003,500

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The University offers various grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. All the financial support offered to undergraduate students is merit-based. Around 62% of the full-time undergraduate student population receives some kind of need-based financial aid.

The average need-based scholarship or grant offered is 9,791 USD. Every year the institute offers more than 22 million USD to the students in the form of institutional scholarships and grants.

Academics based scholarships are offered to the students. Some of them are Academic scholarship, Transfer student scholarship and trustee scholarship. The eligibility of all the scholarships varies from scholarship to scholarship. The amount also varies from student’s performance. The time span of the scholarship is around up to 4 years.

Some tuition discounts are also offered to students. Christian College Employee Discount, NCSA Graduates Scholarship, Orphan Discounts, and Tuition Exchange Discounts are some of them. The eligibility of these scholarships depends upon the students’ GPA scores and also their academic performances. The amount varies from student’s performance.

Other scholarships are Engineering Scholarships, Legacy Scholarship, and Scout Award.

Alumni Network

  • It is a matter of pride for the student to be an alumnus of the university as they get to attend various events and they also get various benefits.
  • Some of the events are homecoming, family weekend, and athletic events.
  • Getting involved with the university will offer a student to join Generation HU, Women for Harding and some other events as well.
  • Some of the notable alumni of the university are Bruce McLarty (President of Harding University), Reed Robertson (Jase Robertson's son), Botham Jean (Businessperson), and Willie Robertson (CEO of Duck Commander)

Placements

University foundation placement is based on ACT and SAT scores. The evaluation made by the instructor and the first day of the university classes will determine the placements in some courses. The university helps the student in cover letter & other letter forming, career tools, resume writing, and in searching for the jobs. According to the Payscale, a Harding University Graduate can earn up to 49,200 USD in a year.

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Harding University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population6559
FAFSA Code001097
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$20,010 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-70- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score116510501280 28%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590530650-
Mathematics575520630-
ACTCheck Detailed Score252228 90%
English272231-
Mathematics242127-

Harding University Acceptance Rate

72.1%

Acceptance Rate

2023

Total Applicants

6559

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.2%

Male

58.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program72.1%
Total Applicants6641
Total Enrolled4789
Graduate
Graduate Programs72.1%
Total Applicants2455
Total Enrolled1770

Harding University Enrollment

Enrollment
Harding University Enrollment6559
Undergraduate Enrollment4789
Graduate Enrollment1770
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate50.7%

Attendance Cost

$20,010

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,010 / Year
Post Graduate Program$14,100 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$6,894 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,496 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,894 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,496 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,414 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,496 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
8801716416371

College rating

based on 2 students ratings

7.3/10

8.5/10academic
8/10infrastructure
5.5/10placements
7.5/10faculty
7/10extracurricular
7/10accommodation

Reviews

S
Shashank pai, INDIA Biochemistry
Harding University
, Batch : 2021
8.8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MY HONEST REVIEW OF HARDING UNIVERSITY

I chose Harding University because of the educational atmosphere. I appreciated that the degree will surely multiply my career prospects in the future. I am also getting opportunities to establish a relationship with my professors. For me, smaller class size promotes a better learning environment and a certain ease level.


Course Curriculum - 

Genetics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry are the names of some of the topics taken in the curriculum. For every completion of the topic, I have rewarded four credits. Also, all majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts studies.

10 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
9 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
11, Oct 2019 read more
E
Erica hale, USA Ms professional school counseling
Harding University
Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2014
5.7
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MY EXPERIENCE WITH HARDING UNIVERSITY

It was close to home and offered the best financial aid package. They also had the programs I was interested in pursuing at the time. I received my BA and MS from this institution during the eight years I attended.


Course Curriculum - 

I thought the course curriculum was acceptable, but far too steeped in religion and Christianity to be relevant to real-world situations. Additionally, I feel like it was very basic and surface level without giving students too much information that was relevant to real-life experiences. I think it was a good starting point, but left a lot to be desired.

7 /10
academic
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faculty
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infrastructure
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placement
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17, Apr 2019 read more
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Airport

White County Memorial Hospital Heliport1.54 Km
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