• Frequently Asked Questions

    • Academics

      How many majors and degrees are offered?
      There are 63 majors and minors, and 7 degrees (BA, BFA, BS, BBS, BBA, BSN, BM) at the undergraduate level are offered at HSU.

      Does the university have a core curriculum or general education requirement?
      Yes

    • Admissions

      How long does it take to process an application and when will the acceptance letter be mailed?
      An acceptance letter will typically be sent out 5 - 7 days after all necessary documents are received.

      What credentials must be submitted to properly file an application?
      FRESHMEN - copy of high school transcript, ACT or SAT score (with writing), application and fee, and letters of recommendation (Level II, III, admission only)

      TRANSFERS (less than 24 hours) - ACT or SAT scores and high school transcript required

      TRANSFERS (24+ hours) - final copy of all college transcripts, application, and fee

      What is the average fall enrollment?
      Around 2,300

      Is an application fee required and if so, how much?
      There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

      Is there an application deadline?
      No, but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

    • Athletics

      What athletic scholarships are available?
      None - NCAA Division III is non-scholarship

      In what athletic association(s), division(s), and conferences does the college participate?
      NCAA Division III and the American Southwest Conference

      In what intercollegiate sports does the college participate (men and women)?
      MEN - Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Cross-Country

      WOMEN - Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Cross-Country

    • Financial Aid & Expenses

      What are current expenses for room, board, and fees?
      Room - $3400/yr
      Fees - $1110/yr
      Meal plans range from $1330 + tax per semester for 10 meals per week to $1730 + tax per semester for unlimited meals.

      Are jobs available on the college campus?
      Yes - through work study programs, which can be applied for through HSU Blackboard.

      Does out-of-state tuition apply?
      No

    • General College Questions

      How many buildings are located on the campus?
      There are 27 buildings on the main campus. View our Campus Map.

      What year was the college founded?
      1891

      How large is the campus in acreage?
      The main campus is 96 acres, but the overall campus is 220 acres.

      Is there a visitation day for prospective students?
      Yes - Fall Preview; Winter Preview; Spring Round-Up weekend, every April. Cowboy Fridays are held one Friday each month. Appointments for visitation can be made with our visitor coordinator any time of year.

    • Housing

      Name the residence halls and briefly describe each?
      HSU has 2 men's dorms and 3 women's dorms. Visit our Housing Link for specific information about each dorm.

      Does the college offer an option between residence halls and apartment living?
      A student must live in the dorm until the completion of 60 hours or until they turn 21 unless they are married or live with their family. Off campus housing and campus apartments are available for students eligible to live off campus.

      Do co-ed residence halls exist?
      No

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