Harding University
Searcy, AR, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate
1,834
Students Applied
77%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
84
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
71%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
60
83%
Submitting ACT
34%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1204
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
630
Reading
25th
540
75th
640
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
58%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
32
Top 25%
56
Top 50%
85

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-477-4407
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
If you are looking at Harding as a possible choice for college, somethings to take into consideration is that it is a Church of Christ school, and it holds fast to Church of Christ beliefs, I am not Church of Christ so it can be frustrating at times for me, but if anything this environment has strengthened my faith and caused me to dig deeper into Gods word. Also Harding is a pretty strict University with a fair amount of rules that have to be followed so make sure you know what you are getting into before you come here. It is not all that bad once you are here but if you don't want to have a curfew, room inspections, or specific set times when guys can come into your room with certain rules applied, then this school is probably not for you.
Rachael from Salem, OR
Come with an open mind! People tend to judge private schools by their titles. Harding University is a Christian private school that really focuses on Christ, but it is not overwhelming by any means. Do not come just to be around 'other Christians' because there are people from all walks of life here. However, don't not come because you are afraid that the Bible will be shoved down your throat. Definitely take the opportunity to sit in on a class you are interested in if you can.
Kaitlyn from Searcy, AR
Students who desire to come to Harding, definitely come and visit the campus! You will find how beautiful Arkansas is and how great the people are at the University. Get connected with a recruit for your area, because they are a big part in your beginning experience at Harding. Be prepared for cold weather, because it can get very chilly in the winter months!
Kristin from Miami, FL
This school is conservative so if you expect to get drunk every night and just party all the time then this isn't the school for you. It's a great place to live a christian life.
Katherine from Carrollton, TX
I'm not quite sure what to say for this box, but Harding is a place where most of the people actually WANT to be. It's not just a place where you say, Oh I suppose this is an okay school. It's a place you want to be to grow in your faith, your friendships, and your education. You need to think about all 3 of those aspects when choosing a college. If you don't, then things may not turn out how you expected, or worse, how God wanted things to happen, and your life may just fall apart if you only rely on one aspect. Love ties all of them together, and I'm pretty sure everyone wants some type of love in college, right?
Noelani from Manchester, NH
Don't buy into the whole ring by spring concept (meaning you get married super early on in college) Everyone around you will probably be engaged by their senior year (or married) but honestly, just remember this is just here. Most places you go that doesn't happen and it isn't everyone. I'm a prime example.
Brittany from Olive Branch, MS
For future students I would say be prepared to: work hard, stay up late, have fun, meet new people, build new relationships, learn lots of material, and grow in your faith with God! Harding is not the easiest university, but with the right mindset, friends, and focus you will have a blast. Always keep your chin up and give your very best!
Logan from Cabot, AR
Harding may not be for everybody, make sure you are ready to follow the rules and make sure that you are okay with following all of them. Harding has strict rules, and you can't get around them.
Janice from Bartlesville, OK
Harding is a fantastic choice because the professors at Harding are all here because they love teaching students in a christian atmosphere. All the professors are incredibly friendly and helpful no matter what questions you may have they will try their best to help you.
Campus is also beautiful! It is also small campus in a small city which in my opinion makes it even better.
Nick from Hoschton, GA

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