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Hardin-Simmons University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,878
Total Undergrads
Including 162 Part-time
403
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

American Southwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,150)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,450)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - -
Football 186 - - -
Golf 12 6 - -
Soccer 35 30 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Tennis 13 9 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 16 9 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 14 19 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 7 16 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.1%
Hispanic 9.6%
Non-resident alien 1.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.3%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 74.1%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 12 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Hardin-Simmons University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 3
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 7
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jazmine from Fort Worth, TX
  • 3
  • Heating/Cooling system is based on an old water conditioner. Takes a while to circulate during the hottest days; Somewhat ok in the coolest days of summer.…

  • Jun-27-2012 Read More
  • Hannah from Dayton, TX
  • 4
  • Dorm life can be a little hard when you are with the same people all the time, but if you keep an open mind and you are willing to compromise…

  • Jul-21-2012 Read More
  • bob marley
  • 2
  • Its okay if you want a room that is a little old. The rooms are small and the beds are so uncomfortable. The air conditioner works so that's good.…

  • Sep-12-2012 Read More
  • Jaquatta from Abilene, TX
  • 1
  • I live off campus but had a chance to be a resident assistant over the summer and that was not fun. The students and I had an awesome time when…

  • Oct-03-2012 Read More
  • Jayci from Sweetwater, TX
  • 4
  • Dorm life at Hardin-SImmons University is great! As a student, you will make a ton of friends within the dorms and build a home away from home with amazing individuals.…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • John from Abilene, TX
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a current student here

    All you can eat dining in the cafe with optional POD stands for a quick snack or drink gives students a chance to eat while on campus or grabbing food in between classes. The quality of the food as well as the cleanliness of the dining area attracts students towards the Moody Center where plenty of activities are always happening.

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  • 4
  • Claire from Ranger, TX
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of different foods, and you are bound to find something that you will like at each meal.

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  • 5
  • Paige from Temple, TX
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is superb. The cooks and workers are all very nice and helpful. The salad bar is to die for and you can get ice cream any time of day. There's something for everyone, so you never have to go hungry. For those that are in a rush or a time-crunch the POD (Provisions on Demand) works as a snack bar where you can get you caffeine and coffee fix, along with chips, candy and even things like Hot Pockets and Lean Cuisine meals.

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  • 4
  • Kyle from Fort Worth, TX
  • May-24-2013 I am a current student here

    The caf is definitely better than any other cafeteria I've been to, and there are plenty of different options to choose from, almost all of which change daily. The caf also has vegetarian options. Abilene, TX also has some really cool little places to eat, along with the places everyone knows about.

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  • 4
  • Savanna from Abilene, TX
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria at HSU has great variety! There is everything from pizza, salad, sub sandwiches, stir fry, etc. The deserts are also out of this world! They have cookies, cake, ice cream, lemon bars, etc.

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  • 3
  • SL
  • Jan-01-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria provides average food. Since it's not a huge school, they don't have a great variety of things, but it's okay. The salad bar is excellent with lots of toppings to choose from, the action stations where they make food on the spot is nice, sometimes they have fried rice and pasta which I like. There's the normal comfort food line (think elementary/jr high cafeteria line), a pizza line, hamberger station, action station with a different meal each day which repeats each week, a deli line (similar to Subway. I like going here especially on wrap days when they have different flavored tortillas), they have 2 soups each day, and a desserts section with different desserts and a Blue Bell ice cream freezer. We also have the POD (provisions on demand) which is a section outside the Caf that sells packaged foods and coffee. There is a good variety of fast food/restaurants in Abilene. Sharky's, a burrito place similar to Freebirds or Chipotle, is one of my favs. Rosa's mexican is good too. There's Little Panda, most of the major fast food places you would think of, Chili's, a couple BBQ places, and Texas Roadhouse if you like fancier things :)

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  • 5
  • Sally
  • Nov-07-2012 I am a current student here

    The Cafe is actually really good. There are plenty of varieties in food from the grill to the sandwich line you will always find something you like. On top of that the desserts are the bomb.

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  • 4
  • Kyle from Abilene, TX
  • Nov-01-2012 I am a current student here

    There is a wide choice to choose from including hamburgers, fajitas, grapes, salad, pietas, crepes and much more! The burgers however are sometimes old.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Claire from Ranger, TX
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several different fraternities and sororities, but I don't know much about them, because I am not in any. There are rush activities in the fall, and they are open to anybody, and they are very fun. Freshman pledge in the spring.

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  • 0
  • Paige from Temple, TX
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    We have sororities and fraternities on campus. They are more than just clubs. They are brotherhoods and sisterhoods and really push one another to grow in their faith and encourage and teach others to do so as well.

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  • 0
  • Kyle from Fort Worth, TX
  • May-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely alive and growing. Students involved in greeks are usually involved in other activities too. Don't think that HSU is a place where you have to be a part of a greek club in order to belong; there are so many things to be a part of that everyone can find a place at HSU.

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  • 0
  • SL
  • Jan-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Not a HUGE thing on campus like other schools but the presence is here if you want it! You can be comfortable not being in a frat or sorority but we have some good clubs if you are interested, ranging from less than 20 members to over 50 probably.

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  • 0
  • Kyle from Abilene, TX
  • Nov-01-2012 I am a current student here

    There are many social groups such as Zeta Chi, Theta Alpha Zeta and Tri Phi there is something for everyone as well.

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  • 0
  • Hannah from Dayton, TX
  • Jul-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Because this is a private university, the social and service groups are local and unique to Hardin-Simmons along with a few national groups that are academic or service based. While these are organizations are all different, each student can find a group that meets their interests.

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  • 0
  • Tess from Mission, TX
  • Jun-11-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    After talking with a friend who was kind enough to show me around campus, she put me in mind of what it takes to be a pledge at HSU. Full of kind and respectful societies, Greek Life at HSU is not easy, but has its rewards.

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