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Harding University

Searcy, AR

At A Glance

Main Address

915 E Market Ave

Searcy, AR 72149-5615

www.harding.edu

Admission Office

915 East Market Avenue

HU 12255

Searcy, AR 72149-2255

(501) 279-4407

Fax : (501) 279-4129

admissions@harding.edu

Contact : Scott Hannigan

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Church Of Christ

College Board Code: 6267

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 63.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,779

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 808

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 81.0%

Average financial aid package : $15,599.00

In-State Tuition : $21,540.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $21,540.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : --

College will notify student of early decision by : --

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 63.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 85.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 18.0%
Education : 14.0%
Health Professions : 12.0%
Liberal Arts : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 5.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%
Theology and Religious Vocations : 5.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Public Relations/Image Management B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Information Technology B
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education B
French Language Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering, General B
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development B
Family and Community Services B
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B
Dietetics/Dietitian B
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Pre-Pharmacy Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development B
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B M
Missions/Missionary Studies B M
Pastoral Studies/Counseling M
Theology/Theological Studies B D M
Youth Ministry B

Visual & Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music, General B
Painting B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

512 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 50 miles from Little Rock, 105 miles from Memphis.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,779

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 808

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,748

Graduate enrollment : 1,099

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 30.0%

Out of state students : 70.0%

Part Time students : 6.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 4.0%

White : 81.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Bison

Student Newspaper URL : http://thelink.harding.edu/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 96.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 91.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $130.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bisons

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Minority students services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Total applicants : 1,836

Admitted : 1,125

Enrolled : 804

Somewhat selective 61.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Interview

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Test scores, academic record, references, interview important. Selective admission with limited openings, students must apply early.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 27.0%

Top Quarter : 53.0%

Top Half : 80.0%

Bottom Half : 20.0%

Bottom Quarter : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 10.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 11.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 4.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 13.0%

600 - 699 : 37.0%

500 - 599 : 39.0%

400 - 499 : 11.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 8.0%

600 - 699 : 30.0%

500 - 599 : 46.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 22.0%

24 - 29 : 38.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 4.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 12.0%

24 - 29 : 44.0%

18 - 23 : 32.0%

12 - 17 : 12.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 36.0%

24 - 29 : 27.0%

18 - 23 : 30.0%

12 - 17 : 7.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Harding grants credit to incoming freshmen for courses completed in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. No grade is assigned and no tuition is charged. A fee is charged for each course recorded on a transcript. Freshmen earning AP credit may take sophomore level courses in the subject where credit was earned.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

4

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

3

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 34.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 83.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 630

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

540 - 640

ACT Composite

21 - 29


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ART 101

All

Biology

4

3

BIOL 121

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MATH 201

All

Calculus BC

3

10

MATH 201 & 251

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 114

All

4

4

CHEM 121

All

5

8

CHEM 121 & 122

Corresponding Major

Computer Science A

4

5

COMP 170

All

Computer Science Principles

4

3

COMP 101

All

Drawing

3

--

ART 103 or 104

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENG 111 or 113 & ENG 211

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENG 111 or 113 & ENG 202

All

Environmental Science

3

3

BIOL 250

All

European History

3

6

HIST 110 & 111

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

FR 101 & 102

All

4

11

FR 101,102, & 201

All

5

14

FR 101 & 102 & 201 & 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

GER 101 & 102

All

4

11

GER 101, 102 & 201

All

5

14

GER 101 & 102 & 201 & 202

All

Human Geography

3

3

SOC 203

All

Latin

3

8

LAT 101 & 102

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 201

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 202

All

Music Theory

3

4

MUS 171

All

Physics B

3

3

PHS 116

All

4

8

PHYS 201 & 202

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

PHS 116

All

4

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

PHS 116

All

4

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 201

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

SPAN 101 & 102

All

4

11

SPAN 101, 102 & 201

All

5

14

SPAN 101& 102 & 201 & 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPAN 271

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 200

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 205

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 101 or 102

All

4

6

HIST 101 & 102

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

65

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

60

3

Biology

55

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

55

5

Chemistry

55

4

College Algebra

55

3

College Composition

50

3

Financial Accounting

60

6

French I

55

8

German I

55

8

History of United States I

59

3

History of United States II

59

3

Humanities

55

3

Introductory Psychology

54

3

Introductory Sociology

55

3

Natural Science

55

3

Pre Calculus

55

5

Principles of Macroeconomics

60

3

Principles of Marketing

60

3

Principles of Microeconomics

60

3

Spanish I

55

8

Western Civilization I

57

3

Western Civilization II

57

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 66.0%

% of loans / jobs : 34.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 73.0%

% Judged to have need : 81.0%

% that were offered aid : 80.0%

% that had need fully met : 16.0%

% of need met : 81.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $15,599.00

Avg non need-based aid : $9,890.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $12,291.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,516.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,061.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Jonathan Roberts

Financial aid office phone : (501) 279-4257

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $700.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Job Skills

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Prepayment Discount

Tuition futures or advance payment program for parents of young children

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$21,540.00

$21,540.00

$21,540.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$21,540.00

$21,540.00

$21,540.00

Room and board:

$7,438.00

$7,438.00

$3,888.00

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,406.00

$1,406.00

$1,406.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$32,984.00

$32,984.00

$29,434.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$32,984.00

$32,984.00

$29,434.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 14

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 68

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 96

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 200

Transfers admitted percentage: 76.0%

Transfers admitted: 153

Transfers enrolled percentage: 54.0%

Transfers enrolled: 108

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 50.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 50.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Most transfer students have GPA of 3.0. Students with GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 considered on an individual basis.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $100.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $21,540.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $7,438.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,438.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $700.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

International Student Adviser