Overview

Applicants
2,856
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.36

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
488 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
259
with Terminal Degree
143

136
Women
123
Men
41
Minority
13
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Development.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions.
  • Public Health, Other.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jim Hill
Former Senator in Arkansas House of Representative

Bennie Ivory
Exec. Editor of the News Journal in Wilmington, DE

Lawrence Hamilton
Broadway Actor

Linda Adams
Author and Editor of Cookbooks

Sally Carder
President, National Park Community College

George Jones
President/CEO, SAKS Inc.

Robert Fisher
President, Belmont College

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,770

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,486

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,835

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,849

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,000
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

20.77%
African-American
5.34%
Hispanic
65.84%
Caucasian
1.27%
Unknown
1.34%
International

57% female
43% male
15% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
86
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Reddies)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Swimming
Women's Sports (Reddies)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Ouachita Baptist University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Gateway Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Vikita Hardwrick
Director of University Admissions

Address
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7560
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Phone
870-230-5028

Email
admissions@hsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
HSU Planetarium
New Reddie Athletic Center
Newly Renovated Arkansas Hall
Henderson House Bed and Breakfast
Starbucks
Chick-Fil-A

Most Popular Places Off Campus
DeGray Lake
Hot Springs Mall
Henderson House Bed and Breakfast

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
870-230-5028

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@hsu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is in Little Rock, Arkansas which is 65 miles north of Arkadelphia

Driving Instructions to Campus
Turn onto Hwy 7 South off of I30. This turns into 10th Street. As you get closer to town you will see a fountain on your Right and a pedestrian bridge crossing the street. Turn Right at the fountain and you are entering HSU.

Local Accommodations
Henderson House Bed and Breakfast Holiday Inn Express Best Western Continental Inn Comfort Inn


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