Harding University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
Harding has small class sizes and passionate teachers, which makes your learning experience unique, in-depth, and personal. However, it is a parochial school, and a rather conservative one at that, and is not an environment in which everyone thrives.
Studying at Harding was a great experience. Because most students live on campus, it's very easy to meet new people and get connected with campus activities. Faculty are caring and thoughtful; it was easy to build meaningful relationships with professors and other faculty. There are also many on campus work opportunities available.
Harding is a small, Christian school with small class sizes, caring professors, and a strong influence on Christianity. Harding is conservative, has a strict code of conduct including a curfew and a no tolerance policy toward alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct. Harding is located in Searcy which is a small town with limited activities but is only 45 minutes from Little Rock which offers a variety of activities for any personality type.
Unique, special place. Small classes with dedicated, caring professors. Great Christian atmosphere and beautiful campus.
Harding was a wonderful Christian school with small classes, lots of on campus activities, and professors who truly care about your success and well being. That being said, Harding requires students to adhere to a strict code of conduct. If you are not willing to abide by the rules, you may not enjoy your time here.
Great school, a lot of online classes (mba) which has positives and negatives.
Choosing Harding University turned out to be one of the best choices I ever made. Originally, I was drawn to it because it's just a short drive (105 miles) from Memphis, where I grew up. Searcy, Arkansas, where Harding University is located is a comfortable small town of just about 20,000. It's easy to get around in and everyone is friendly. It's just 50 miles to Little Rock, if you want a night out on a bigger town.
From the very start, Harding University staff and faculty went out of their way to make me feel at home. The admissions department staff was very helpful and I don't know what I would have done with out help from the financial aid department. They made the paperwork easy. Once I got started the student affairs team was always there for me when I had questions. The faculty members are outstanding, they really do care about your education. I enjoyed talking with them after class or during their office hours. The campus is large, but not large enough to get lost in, and the price is right. I got a great education for a good price.
I also got help with career decisions and job placement, which these days is almost as important as your education. At first I was concerned that the school is affiliated with the Church of Christ, and I'm not a member. I found out fast that it was OK, no one was pushy about their religion and I could join in worship if I wanted to or not, it was up to me. I made a lot of really great friends and joined the Thundering Herd Marching Band. There are lots of ways to meet people and make friends on campus, and with over 6,000 students, there is always someone new to meet.
The program at Harding is exactly what I wanted to gain more knowledge about myself and the role that God has for me in the world. It is the only nursing program I could find that had an aspect to it that is the same as what attracted me to nursing in the first place- a nurse as a Christian Servant.
I appreciated the fact that the Christian basis of the university is clearly an influence on the manner of class and clinical lecturing, as well as the fact that they offer a Health Care Missions Program. My only problem was with the number electives to choose from when scheduling your clinical rotations, some hospital based and some community based (impossible to figure out which ones will be most advantageous to you when you are graduated), but in addition Harding made it possible for me to travel overseas during one of the term breaks and work in a public wellness program, clarifying to me how I wanted to spend my career after finishing my degree. Harding prepared me well for the job I have now in international community health nursing.