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Hardin-Simmons University, also known as HSU, is a private, Baptist university located in Abilene, Texas, United States. It was established in the year 1891. HSU's campus comprises of more than 30 buildings which spread across an area of 209 acres. HSU offers a number of bachelor and master degrees in the fields of arts, science, and business. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
  • Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics
  • Irvin School of Education
  • Kelley College of Business
  • Logsdon School of Theology
  • Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
  • School of Music and Fine Arts
HSU's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III and the American Southwest Conference. They are nicknamed the Cowboys and Cowgirls. They participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, golf, and softball.

Profile of Hardin Simmons UniversityThe main campus of Hardin Simmons is in Abilene, TX (a medium-sized city). The school is a Baptist institution. Hardin Simmons is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Hardin Simmons offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to therapy and Counselling and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Hardin Simmons Selectivity

Hardin Simmons does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 48% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 570. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 470 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Hardin Simmons had 2, 435 enrolled students.

Student Life
The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Hardin Simmons makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Hardin Simmons belong to the American Southwest Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"HSU is a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values. "Hardin Simmons Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching105school Counselling, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, music teaching, gifted and talended education, science teaching, . . .
Business and Management77business management, finance, management science, marketing, accounting, business
Therapy and Counselling61physical therapy, psychology, family psychology
Liberal Arts50speech and rhetoric, history, political science, English, economics, Spanish language, sociology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, exercise science
Religion and Philosophy42ministry, theology, bible studies, theological and ministerial studies, Christian studies, religious music, youth ministry, missionary studies, . . .
Science34biology, geology, physics, chemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology
Media34public relations and advertising, radio and television, broadcast journalism, journalism, communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and police, corrections
Music8music performance, music, music theory and composition, violin, guitar, and strings, piano, voice, music management, music history and theory
Conservation and Resource Management6natural resources management, environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering6computer programming
Design6graphic design
Fine Arts6fine arts
Medical Support and Technology5audiology and speech pathology
Family and Social Work5social work
Animal Science and Care1animal science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Landscaping and Horticulture0agronomy
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural management
Medicine0pre-dentistry, pre-med
Contact: Hardin SimmonsHardin Simmons University

2200 Hickory

Abilene, TX 79698

General Phone: (325) 670-1000


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