Freed-Hardeman University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Freed-Hardeman University
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Freed-Hardeman University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 96%, Freed-Hardman University may seem like a school that is accessible to almost all who apply. However, the university tends to attract strong applicants, and the great majority of admitted students have above average SAT or ACT scores, and grades that are in the "B+" range or higher. Interested students should visit the school's website for complete application instructions.

Along with an application form, those applying should submit SAT or ACT scores and official high school transcripts. A visit to the campus is always encouraged, and students can visit or contact the admissions office with any questions about applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

Freed-Hardeman University Description:

Freed-Hardeman University first opened its doors in 1870, and since then the school has grown into a well-ranked master's degree-granting institution in the South. The 96-acre campus is located in Henderson, Tennessee, a small town less than half an hour southeast of Jackson. The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and students will find an active spiritual life on campus.

Freed-Hademan students come from 31 states and 21 countries. Students can choose from a wide range of majors offered through the universities six colleges and schools; academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Freed-Hardeman Lions compete in the NAIA TranSouth Athletic Conference.

The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,906 (1,402 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,500
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,950
  • Other Expenses: $3,750
  • Total Cost: $34,500

Freed-Hardeman University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,188
    • Loans: $6,927

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Bible Studies, Biology, English, Child and Family Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Freed-Hardeman University Purpose Statement:

purpose statement from http://www.fhu.edu/about/history

"The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service."

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