Hardin–Simmons University
#2069 Overall Influence#1182 Desirability Rank

Hardin–Simmons University

Private university in Abilene, Texas, United States

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Hardin–Simmons University is a private Baptist university in Abilene, Texas.History Hardin–Simmons University was founded as Abilene Baptist College in 1891 by the Sweetwater Baptist Association and a group of cattlemen and pastors who sought to bring Christian higher education to the Southwest. The purpose of the school would be "to lead students to Christ, teach them of Christ, and train them for Christ." The original land was donated to the university by rancher C.W. Merchant. It was the first school of higher education established in Texas west of Fort Worth. The school was renamed Simmons College in 1892 in honor of an early contributor, James B. Simmons. By 1907 it claimed an enrollment of 524 and a staff of 49. In 1925, it became Simmons University. It was renamed Hardin–Simmons University in 1934 in honor of Mary and John G. Hardin, who were also major contributors. The university has been associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

2,308

Acceptance

91%

Graduation Rate

51%

Median SAT Score

1056

Median ACT Score

20

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$28,390

Fees (in-state)

$1,750

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$16,627
30K-48K$16,811
48K-75K$18,450
75K-110K$21,587
110K+$25,615

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$48,300

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

2200 Hickory, Abilene TX 79698-0001

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

12 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

35 per 100k

Violent Crime

4 per 100k

What is Hardin–Simmons University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#548 World Rank
Religious Studies
#2336 World Rank
Business
#1940 World Rank
Biology
#1779 World Rank
Literature
#4369 World Rank
Education
#1691 World Rank
History
#3333 World Rank
Medical
#1721 World Rank
Communications
#2373 World Rank
Mathematics
#3659 World Rank
Computer Science
#1368 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#6041 World Rank
Political Science
#2282 World Rank
Nursing
#2810 World Rank
Psychology
#3216 World Rank
Philosophy
#3894 World Rank
Chemistry
#3686 World Rank
Physics
#4223 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#3122 World Rank
Sociology
#2687 World Rank
Social Work
#7916 World Rank
Economics

Influential People

Who are Hardin–Simmons University's Most influential alumni?

Hardin–Simmons University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Business, and Biology. Hardin–Simmons University’s most academically influential people include Hue Menzies, Harry Burrus, and Will Wagner.

Hue Menzies

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Harry Burrus

American football halfback

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Will Wagner

American football player and coach

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Earl Bennett

American-football player

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Rupert N. Richardson

American historian

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Amanda Menking

Information scientist

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Edgar Cherry

American-football player

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Pete Hart

American-football player

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Robert Williams

First openly gay male priest

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Dave Ryan

American gridiron football player

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Clark Jarnagin

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Dewey Bohling

American football player

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