Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR, USA

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Henderson State University
3.59 Average Rating

Brittany from Malvern, AR

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have taken several classes, and almost every one of them I have learned a lot of new information from. There were only a couple classes that I didn't really retain much, because they seemed to be a review from the college prep classes from high school. Other than that, I have learned a lot!
Am enjoying being here
I love Henderson. It wasn't my first pick, but I visited the school and loved it. The classroom sizes are great, and I have enjoyed all of the teachers that I have had. There are several things, such as movies and functions, that Henderson offers, which adds to the college experience.
Bang for the buck
The cost for classes aren't near as expensive as other colleges. However, the cost of meal plans are a little much considering the hours of operation. I live in the apartments on campus, and although it is convenient, they are definitely a little pricey.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to look ahead on your specific degree requirements, and always know what classes you have left to take. There are some classes only offered Fall semester, and some only offered Spring. Be sure to know of these, as it could cause difficulties if some of these classes are prerequisites of other required classes. I am a biology major, and have come across this a few times.
Great for these types of students
I believe Henderson is great for all types of students. There are people from all over that attend this school. Henderson offers a great variety of things for every type of student.
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Devin from Junction City, AR

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Henderson State University strives for success. As an enrolled student at this school i am constantly push to succeed and excel to new learning heights. The extracurriculars are fun and keep you involved and give plenty of community service hours as well as provide bonding time between you and fellow students. The professors are caring and help in anyway possible. This college also provides an aviation major which is very uncommon.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE MY COLLEGE! I enjoy everyday at Henderson. Even when I go home for breaks i find myself so excited to come home to my dorm room and continue in my education.
Bang for the buck
At henderson you pay a good amount for your education. There are scholorships to help also.
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Mr.Reddie2016

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Henderson State University is a terrific place to call home. There's always something to do on campus so there's no excuse for someone complaining about being bored. The professors are great and I haven't had not one professor who wasn't available during office hours to help their students in areas they needed it the most. On a scale from 1-10, this school is definitely a 10!
Tips for prospective students
Please, apply for HOUSING and SCHOLARSHIPS as early as possible. The earlier you apply, you have a better chance of getting into the newer dorms and also first dibs on scholarship money! Also, take your ACT as many times as possible! Don't wait until your senior year to start taking them! Start your junior year, or better yet, your sophomore year and get the best score possible! The higher your ACT, the higher amount of scholarship money you will receive!
Academic Rigor
No one spoon-feeds you here. It's up to you to grasp the material or get help understanding it. That's what a lot of people fail to understand, especially first-time freshmen. College is no walk in the park; it takes hard-work and dedication and if you do not possess one or the other, it's going to be hard to pass all of your classes! All professors have office hours in which you can drop in and get help on assignments or just to simply discuss important things with your professor. Study, study, study!
Dorm Life
I would have to say nearly all freshmen stay in Newberry or Smith their first year at HSU. However, if you're one of the lucky ones and turn in your housing application early (before November, in my opinion) then you will be placed in the newer dorms, which are East and West Halls. I stayed in Newberry my first year and it wasn't that bad. I met tons of friends while there and if I wouldn't have stayed in Newberry, I wouldn't have met my best friend. It all depends on your preferences. Several of my friends stay in Whispering Oaks, the on-campus apartments. If you have a lot in refund, I would definitely recommend them.
Food and Dining
The main places for dining on campus are: Caddo Cafeteria, also known as The Caddo, Reddie Cafe, and Quizno's. The Caddo isn't that bad, but it can be a little repetitive if you ask me. Not much of a choice where to eat when you're a broke college student lol.
What to do for fun
My friends and I always go to the Garrison on Fridays where they play different movies. We also attend just about all the on-campus events such as Greek shows, Big Money Bingo, Basketball/Football Games, you name it. Hot Springs and Little Rock is also right around the corner and there's plenty of things to do in those two places.
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Olandera from Pine Bluff, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Henderson State University is a great university. The campus and faculty make you feel at home everyday. If I had to go back to senior year in high school and make a college decision again, I would still choose Henderson State University.
Tips for prospective students
To all prospective students, make your face known on campus with faculty and students. Join as many organizations and clubs as you possibly can. Make the best of all the wonderful things Henderson has to offer!
Academic Rigor
Academics are first here at Henderson State University. The classrooms are small and instructors know each student on a first name basis. They are also willing to work with you after hours until the job is done!
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Henderson is average. Maybe I am biased because I have had bad luck with roommates, but Residence Life is willing to help you solve any problems and make you feel at home.
Food and Dining
I really enjoy the food on campus. There is a variety everyday whether its the pizza line, hamburger line, cold cut line, and hot line. There is also a 24 hr dessert bar and cereal bar. What ever mood you are in, the Caddo serves.
What to do for fun
HSU offers so much to do for fun which is all covered in tuition. There is movies out on the lawn, big money bingo with great prizes like TVs and laptops, cultural events, greek events, ect.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The entire history of HSU is full of traditions, this is what make it The School with a Heart. As a freshman you will go to a Pine Tree Assembly and learn all the stories.
Great for these types of students
Henderson is great for all students of any race, religion, age, ect.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and activities to be a part of here on campus. I am apart of the Showband of Arkansas, Reddie To Rumble Debate Team, and Henderson TV staff. There is a lot of fun involved but also great experience!
Greek Life
Greek unity is very important here at HSU. Whether you are a member of NPHC or IFC. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, the first African American sorority of the Divine 9. We exemplify service to our community and campus,
Campus Safety
The campus police is always one call away! Whether you lock your keys in your car or see strange behavior there is always a helping hand. I feel very safe on campus.
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Chelvyn from Sunset, AR

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I have researched on this school a lot, I also looked at the different programs and I really seem to like it. I believe this will be a great school for me.
Will enjoy being here
I say that I will enjoy it here because it seems like a great town with great people, also it will be a good opportunity for me because it is not too far from home and I will love the newer enviornment their.
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