About Freed-Hardeman University
Located in the bucolic setting of southwestern Tennessee, Freed-Hardeman University is situated in the town of Henderson, approximately eighty miles from Memphis, TN. The faith-based Christian university provides the excitement and stimulation of a college town, while at the same time preserving the serenity, safety, and low cost of living found in small towns. Outdoor activities abound in the region, including Chickasaw State Park, which has hiking and biking trails that are open year round. Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent on Lake Placid. Boating, swimming, and fishing are popular pastimes at the park. Chickasaw offers thirteen vacation cottages fully equipped for housekeeping as well as three campgrounds with water and electrical hookups and accommodation for visitor¡¦s horses. Horses are also available for rent from the park stables. The park features tennis courts, basketball courts, an archery range, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, and lighted ballfield. The park's 100-seat restaurant offers excellent Southern cuisine in a peaceful atmosphere. Henderson is also home to a Jack Nikolaus-designed golf course, The Bear Trace. The community annually hosts a popular Barbeque Festival, featuring great BBQ, entertainment, arts and crafts, and other activities. Convenient shopping and dining options are also available in the area.
Freed-Hardeman's Department of Communication and Literature offers the B.A. or B.S. Major in Public Relations. Students choose between following a humanities or mathematical-based general education track to support courses in the major. Coursework includes desktop publishing, mass media research methods, communication law, videography, marketing, and consumer behavior.
The University offers a number of student-run clubs and organizations, a radio and a TV station, as well as social fraternities and sororities. Intramural and collegiate sports are also available for interested students. Educational, career, and personal counseling are available to enrolled students. Federal, state, and University financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study can help to cover tuition costs for qualified students. Additionally, Freed-Hardeman offers tuition discounts to students from Chester County, and dependent students whose parents work full-time at a Christian college receive a fifty percent tuition discount, up to fifteen credit hours each semester.
Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor¡¦s and master¡¦s degrees.