HSU at a Glance
For more than 125 years, Hardin-Simmons University has been providing a quality, Christian education. Our academic programming and campus have evolved in the past century. Here’s where we are now:
The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education, enlightened by Christian faith and values.
From the distinctive dome atop Skiles Building to the stunning stained glass in Logsdon Chapel, we know you’ll find our campus beautiful, comfortable, and welcoming. Our 200-acre home is comprises 33 major buildings, including classrooms, residence halls, and apartments, as well as athletic fields and lots of wide-open green space.
Our Student Body
HSU welcomes students of all faiths and beliefs to attend our institution. In the 2019-2020 academic year, HSU is home to 2,343 students, including 1,761 undergraduate and 582 graduate and doctoral students.
Through its seven academic divisions, HSU offers more than 45 undergraduate majors and minors, and 15 graduate degrees, from business to physical therapy.
We’re proud of our intimate class sizes. Our 12:1 student-faculty ratio allows for personal attention from your professors. More than 90 percent of our faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields of study.
Life on Campus
HSU is filled with opportunities for intellectual, social, cultural, and spiritual development. Join one or more of our 40+ campus organizations, including intramural teams in 20 sports, 8 club sports, service groups, academic clubs, and honor societies. Plus, enjoy fellowship with your friends and classmates at chapel.
Live in one of our six residence halls, including special, themed Living-Learning communities. Students who have completed 4 semesters and/or are 21 years old may choose to reside in one of two apartment complexes on campus.
Cowboy and Cowgirl spirit thrives on campus. HSU participates in NCAA Division III sports. We offer 18 varsity sports including: basketball, golf, tennis, cross country, track, soccer, football, baseball, softball, and volleyball.
Our Commitment to Affordability
More than 98 percent of HSU students receive financial assistance of some sort. We award more than $47 million in aid to our students, including federal, state, and institutional programs.
HSU is committed to affordability, and our financial aid team will work with you and your family to explore all of your options for financing your education.
HSU Resources & Technology
Our campus library features more than 440,000 items in its online catalog. And, we’re part of the Abilene Library Consortium, which offers more than two million items.
Nearly every corner of our campus is wi-fi accessible, and you’ll find computers across campus in more than a dozen labs and common areas.
- School of Fine Arts
- College of Health Professions
- Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
- Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics
- Irvin School of Education
- Kelley College of Business
- Logsdon School of Theology
- Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
- Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Association Council for Business Schools and Programs
- Association of Theological Schools
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Council of Social Work Education
- National Association of Schools of Music
- Texas Board of Nursing
- Texas Education Agency
- Council of Independent Colleges
- International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities
- The Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
- The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
- University and College Accountability Network
- U.S. News and World Report – Best Universities in the Western Region – 2018
- U.S. News and World Report – Best Colleges for Veterans – 2018
- U.S. News and World Report – Best Value Schools – 2018
- U.S. News and World Report – Best Graduate Physical Therapy Program – 2016
- The Princeton Review – Best in the West – 2018
- Christian Colleges of Distinction – 2017
- Military Friendly School – 2018
- College Choice – Best Colleges in Texas – 2017
- Five-time receipt of the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service
- Times Higher Education World University Rankings – 2018