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Harding University

Searcy, AR

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Overview

Harding University is a University institution located in Searcy, AR, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 915 E. Market Avenue
Box 12255
Searcy, AR  72149-5615
United States
Contact Mr. Scott Hannigan
Senior Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@harding.edu
Phone: 501-279-4407
Fax: 501-279-4129

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications, General Checkmark
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Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Information Technology Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Housing And Human Environments, General Checkmark
Human Development, Family Studies, And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
American History (united States) Checkmark
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Corrections And Criminal Justice, Other Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Missions/missionary Studies Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Youth Ministry Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,200
Applied
1,211
Accepted
3,574
Enrolled
55%
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Female Admissions

1,300
Females Applied
714
Females Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

900
Males Applied
497
Males Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.72
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 600 540 650
SAT Math 580 520 640
ACT Composite 25 21 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

21,930
Private
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Fees

540
Full-time student fees
7,674
Room & board
3,998
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

14,039
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,423
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,634
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,294
Avg. Loan Aid
8,394
Avg. Grant Aid
10,857
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,574
Total Undergrad students
6%
International Students
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.95%
Black or African American 4.84%
White or Caucasian 79.94%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 3.52%
Other 0.26%

Gender

Male (44.46%)
Female (55.54%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 89%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Sing Festival, Homecoming and Bisons for Christ

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Bisons for Christ, Harding in Action, Spring Break Campaigns and HUmanity

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

353
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 280
Part-time - 73
Male - 207
Female - 146
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