Harding University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Arkansas


Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. It is composed of the following academic units: a College of Arts and Humanities, a College of Bible and Religion, a College of Business Administration, a College of Education, a College of Nursing, a College of Sciences; and graduate programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, physician assistant studies, and religion. Thus, Harding's mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6446
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 249

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

900 East Market
Searcy Arkansas 72143

Website: http://www.harding.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 501-279-4000

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Admissions Contact:
Logan Light
Admission Contact, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Nathan Green
Admission Contact, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Stacey Vaughn
International Admissions Contact, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Greg Harnden
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer students with a low GPA will be admitted in an academic warning status, and are strongly encouraged to visit with the Academic Advising Center or with their assigned advisor.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Harding University does not publish a requirement for a minimum grade of transferable courses.

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Test Scores for Applying:
Submit official ACT or SAT scores. Transfer students who are transferring 14 or more hours are not required to send us a copy of test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
2 reference forms: an academic reference from a principal/counselor/teacher; and a character reference from a minister/church leader/long-time family friend. Transfer students who are transferring 14 or more hours we will not need an academic reference.

Essay(s) required:
Harding University does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
There is a nonrefundable $40 application fee.

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Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

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Transfer Statistics

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Education is an investment that will last a lifetime--and at Harding, we believe it will last even into eternity. We recognize that many factors are considered when making a college choice, and financial aid is a significant one.

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