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Campus & Student Life at Freed-Hardeman University

Home to about 1,727 undergraduates in 2020, FHU is a small, private university located in Henderson, Tennessee. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, FHU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by FHU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our FHU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Freed-Hardeman University is Affiliated With the Churches of Christ Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Churches of Christ faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Churches of Christ Colleges and Universities.

FHU Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at FHU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit FHU Disability Services.

FHU for the Military

While not a "service academy", FHU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit FHU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our FHU for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Freed-Hardeman University

FHU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Freed-Hardeman University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Freed-Hardeman University

FHU has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,727 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,312 (76.0%). Part-time attendance was 415 (24.0%).


Freed-Hardeman University is Ranked #1,458 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, FHU is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank FHU #1458 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Freed-Hardeman University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at FHU by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the FHU Diversity Guide.

Freed-Hardeman University Competes in the NIAA

FHU has a total of 155 student athletes, 85 men and 70 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,641,870
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,641,870

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Freed-Hardeman University Athletics

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