Hardin-Simmons University

hsuPresident: Dr. Eric Bruntmyer

International Student Coordinator: Jim Jones

Address: 2200 Hickory, Box 16050
Abilene,Texas 79698

Established: 1891

Website: www.hsutx.edu

School Population

Total number of students: 2,084

Number of countries represented: 5

Student-Faculty ratio: 12:1

Tuition and Fees: $24,500 (2015/16)

Hardin-Simmons University

Hardin-Simmons is a place where relationships really matter. Complementing the warmth of family and community is the vitality of our academic program offering more than 50 major and minor programs through two colleges and five schools.

Quality Education:

  • Number of Majors: 50 bachelors & 18 masters with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Professional school acceptance rate: 95%
  • Pre-Med program has practicum at a regional hospital next to campus

Famous Alumni:

  • Alex Vasquez, class of ‘85, Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Jan Evans Patterson, MD, FACP, class of ’78, Director of the Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Stedman Gram (founder of Athletes Against Drugs)


  • HSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Texas Board for Educator Certification

Bachelor Degree Programs (short list)

  • Art
  • Molecular Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • History/Pre-Law
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

University Opportunities

  • Internship opportunities and praticum are available
  • International Scholarship = based on SAT:
    1460 to 1680: $2,500 per year for 4 years
    1690 to 1780: $7,000 per year for 4 years
    1790 to 2400: $9,000 per year for 4 years
    Tuition rate locked in for you for 4 years!

University Environment

  • Safety measures: 24 hour security police
  • City population: 121,000
  • 2 hours west of Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Average climate during year:
    Average rainfall: 24.4 inches
    Average annual temp: 17.7 Celsius
    Average high temp: 22.7C (35C in July)
    Average low temp: 7.7C (.38C in Jan)
  • Airport access: Abilene Regional Airport (ABI)


  1. eli360 » Oustanding Teaching and a Passion for Mentoring
    October 28, 2009

    [...] of this is Dr. Janelle K. O’Connell, Department Head and Professor of Physical Therapy at Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in Abilene, Texas.  She was recently recognized as the most outstanding physical therapy [...]

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