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Hardin-Simmons University

You’ll never find another place like Hardin-Simmons University. We are a Baptist university in Abilene, Texas, with more than 130 years of history and traditions that aren’t matched at any other school, and that gives HSU a personality as big as the West Texas horizon.

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About

History

  • Established in 1891, Hardin-Simmons University is a pioneer of higher education in the West. Our founders dreamed of creating a place to nurture both the minds and spirits of our students.
  • The city of Abilene was still in its infancy when a group of settlers—merchants, ranchers, and preachers—sought to found a college in this fledgling pioneer town.

Education

  • In 1926, Hardin-Simmons welcomed its first graduate program. In the 1960s, the campus expanded with a multi-million dollar campaign that results in a new library, science center, and a health and fitness complex. 
  • By the 80s, offered master’s degrees in six areas. Also in the 1980s, the school’s enrollment hit 2,000. By the 2000s, HSU grew to offer more than 50 majors, and was divided into distinct schools and colleges.

Career

  • Our mission is to provide you with expert guidance and all the tools you need to begin and thrive in your career. 
  • Whether you are exploring career options, looking for a way to build your résumé, or anxious about the post-grad job search process, we are here to help.

Services

Housing services

  • You’ll see our beautiful campus on your tour, meet students and professors who embody our sense of family, and engage with our Admissions staff and others around campus who can answer all of your questions in person.
  • HSU hosts a variety of campus visit opportunities throughout the year. You can find the details below. Schedule your visit today and see firsthand why so many students who visit campus choose HSU!

Library services

  • The Rupert and Pauline Richardson Library provides the materials, databases, and services necessary to support the curriculum of the University. 
  • The libraries maintain a robust, easy to navigate, research website with access to databases, print book bibliographic information, e-books, subject guides, “how to” videos, contact information and service hours.

Student Life

Campus life

  • A safe, secure, and welcoming home away from home is a top priority for everyone at Hardin-Simmons. 
  • We achieve this with a dedicated campus police department, Title IX training for all employees, and most importantly, a commitment to God’s commandment to us as Christians: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Sports facilities

Our 35,000 sq. ft. Dr. Jesse C. and Dorothy J. Fletcher Fitness Center was completed in 2018 and is available to faculty, staff, students and alumni. Our facility features:

  • Free weights and cardio equipment
  • Matrix equipment
  • Indoor soccer field
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Pickleball and badminton
  • Elevated track
  • Outdoor patio and performance lab

Abilene, Texas, United States

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