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BE A LION.

Be a Leader.

Your journey toward fulfilling your purpose starts here at FHU! Choose from among our 58 majors spanning 119 areas of study. Through spiritual formation and hands-on learning, we’ll nurture your God-given talents so you can serve with distinction as a Christian professional.

Your journey toward fulfilling your purpose starts here at FHU! Choose from among our 58 majors spanning 119 areas of study. Through spiritual formation and hands-on learning, we’ll nurture your God-given talents so you can serve with distinction as a Christian professional.

By providing a quality education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service, Freed-Hardeman University empowers students like you to develop your God-given talents for His glory.

Life as a Lion

When you enroll, you become part of the FHU family for life. The friendships and memories you’ll make—during late nights in your dorm, in the homes of faculty and staff, and as you worship, serve, and study locally and internationally—will last a lifetime.

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Spiritual Life at FHU

Be Grounded in Your Faith

Spiritual life is central to daily life as a Lion. Deepen your faith daily in the classroom, chapel services, and small group gatherings for Bible study, prayer, devotionals, and singing. And apply your faith through local ministry, nationwide service, and global missions.

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Campus Life at FHU

BE CONNECTED IN COMMUNITY

Whether you’re joining social clubs of students with a passion for service, discussing your life goals with caring professors, hanging out in the dorm, or heading off-campus with friends to explore our hometown of Henderson, TN, you’ll soon feel as though you’ve always belonged here!

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FHU Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

BE COURAGEOUS FOR YOUR FUTURE

Lions come from all different backgrounds and stages of life. This is where your next one begins. Whether you’ve never been to college or you’re continuing your college journey, we’re here to help you through the process of applying for admission to FHU and for financial aid.

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Academics

BE PREPARED TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

Get the hands-on experience you need to excel in your field. Often starting your very first year, you’ll have opportunities to go beyond the classroom and engage in field studies, travel, and internships, so you can connect what you’re learning with real-world service.

Academics

FHU Lion Athletics

BE A LEADER AMONG CHAMPIONS

Whether on the field, court, or fairway, Lions are champions in sport and character. Explore NAIA men’s and women’s sports programs that offer you the opportunity to compete with honor and excellence as intercollegiate ambassadors of Christ.

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Fast Facts

Students

%

of students say they grew spiritually at FHU

Professional Clubs

%

of all Alumni employed within one year

Why FHU?

Students come to Freed-Hardeman University for a Christ-centered education that will help them reach their career goals while keeping focused on what matters most: their faith. As a Lion, you’ll develop the courage, knowledge, and skills to step faithfully into the exciting future God has planned for you!

Ryan Overby

Ryan Overby

I knew I chose the right college when my entire freshman class started the year by singing praises to God together. The importance of having faith and praying with and for one another as a collective body helped me grow as a Christian and a student while I was at FHU.

Sheerah Hudley Davis

Sheerah Hudley Davis

During my time as a student at FHU I learned a lot of valuable lessons. One thing that stands out is the genuine desire of the people at FHU to have you there. Their words of wanting you at FHU are not just empty phrases; they truly mean it. Being at FHU made me feel wanted, loved and included. I never wanted to leave or be anywhere else.

Dr. Olivia Gregory

Dr. Olivia Gregory

Pursuing a career in physical therapy has presented me with many opportunities to show the love of Christ to those who are in need, and there is no better place to witness, experience and foster the love of Christ than at Freed Hardeman University!

The FHU Story

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Be prepared for your future

The overwhelming majority (92%) of FHU graduates
are quickly employed within their field. It’s no wonder. While committed to strong academics through hands-on learning and service, our faculty and staff provide prayerful support for Lions in a loving, supportive Christian community. Employers can plainly see God’s work in their lives, empowering them to make a positive impact in all that they do.

Around Campus

Campus News

FHU Fine and Performing Arts Makes Debut at the Link Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi

FHU Fine and Performing Arts Makes Debut at the Link Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi

Henderson, Tennessee — (Feb. 29, 2024) — More than 80 Freed-Hardeman students took center stage at the Link Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi, Saturday, Feb. 17, displaying a wide array of talents in visual art, photography, music and theatre. President David R. Shannon welcomed approximately 165 alumni and friends who had gathered to celebrate the talents of the university’s fine and performing arts students.

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FHU to Feature Viola and Violin Virtuoso in Concert

FHU to Feature Viola and Violin Virtuoso in Concert

Henderson, Tennessee — (Feb. 29, 2024) — Freed-Hardeman University’s Department of Creative and Communication Arts will host renowned violist and violinist Dr. Christina McGann as the next featured performer in the FHU Guest Artist Recital series. The concert will take place Monday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m., in the Draughon Center for the Musical Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. The performance will include pieces written by composers such as Sergei Prokofiev, Judith Markovich, Grażyna Bacewiz, Denise Ondishko, Henri Vieuxtemps and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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The FHU Difference

Courageous

Be courageous in your pursuit

From the very start through our Passage program, FHU provides you with ongoing and intentional support to uncover and nurture your God-given talents. We believe He has a plan to use those gifts for His glory. So take the courage of a Lion. Explore your calling, and trust the Lord to guide you toward a life of purpose.

Are You Ready to

Be a lion?