Affiliated with the Baptist Church, Hardin-Simmons University is a Christian liberal arts college in central Texas. Hardin-Simmons is home to seven colleges and a seminary offering bachelor’s degrees in over 75 fields of study. As a Baptist university, HSU holds weekly chapel services at Behrens Auditorium and services are archived on the university Youtube channel. Throughout the school year, HSU schedules a number of all-campus events such as Stampede Week and a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
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+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Hardin-Simmons is a family where as you walk to class you know almost every person you pass. Hardin-Simmons is a place of freedom to serve and speak about Jesus. Hardin-Simmons is an education enlightened by faith where the teachers care about the students on a personal level and because of this we are able to be scholars in our fields.
Holly from Desoto, TX
Hardin-Simmons University is located in a great environment. The college is very welcoming, fun, and a beautiful place to go to college. I loved the college when I went for a visit and has been the best one I've visited.
Bethany from San Antonio, TX
Hardin-Simmons University is a warm, welcoming and family-based school that has the goal of being a family in Christ. The campus is not so big that you are overwhelmed, and not so small that you know everyone and see the same people every day. The staff is kind and willing to help you with whatever problems you may have and work to make the transition to college and then into the real world smooth.
Hannah from Dayton, TX
Hardin-Simmons is a great Christian University with many great professors and advisors who want nothing more than to see you succeed. HSU has a beautiful campus and tons of places outside that you can sit under a tree and study and it is so relaxing. Also the other students are great and are always there when you need something.
Fast, Christian, Fun
Kyle from Abilene, TX
I have made many friends, not only through New Student Orientation, but through my major and extracurricular activities. The professors are helpful in every way and often times will even give you their cell phone number to contact them at any time. The classes are challenging and push you to be the best student you can be.
Beth from Abilene, TX
Hardin Simmons University is a 10! The atmosphere, people and opportunities available here are dynamic. Its one of the best learning environments that I have been around.
Tess from Mission, TX
I love Hardin-Simmons University. It is a beautiful campus filled with wonderful people. I would choose to go here again if I could.