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Be prepared for a career of purpose

Set yourself up for success at Freed-Hardeman University, one of the top universities in Tennessee. Our robust, holistic academic environment fosters hands-on and experiential learning, building valuable relationships with faculty and peers and achieving meaningful outcomes. No matter your major – nursing, fine arts, behavioral sciences, mathematics, and beyond – FHU prepares students for a career of purpose. Embrace the opportunity to thrive academically, spiritually, and professionally at Freed-Hardeman University.


Developing the Whole Person


What sets FHU apart from other universities in Tennessee is its focus on personal and relational learning, empowering our students to excel and live a life of purpose and service. Beyond academics, integrating spiritual life adds a meaningful and enriching dimension to the college experience.


Why FHU?

Dr. Olivia Gregory

Dr. Olivia Gregory

I cannot speak highly enough of FHU’s exercise science department. Every member of the faculty worked tirelessly to ensure that my peers and I were appropriately prepared to excel in any career or further educational endeavors that we pursued. I remember my time at FHU very fondly. Many mentors helped equip me with the tools to build strong educational and spiritual foundations that I am building my life upon today.

Drew Crews

Drew Crews

At FHU the amount of dedication and investment into each student is unmatched. I was very well prepared for the challenges of physical therapy school. I’m indebted to the faculty in the biology department for their expertise and love of each student and for helping me develop into a person ready to take on graduate school.

Lauren Fitzgerald

Lauren Fitzgerald

At FHU, I was always placed in situations that pushed me outside my comfort zone. That skill, that ability to be comfortable in the unknown and to excel in any situation, is what led me to my career success today. It helped me build, and now run, a company that has some of the biggest clients in the world, including Lego, Target, HGTV and Johnson & Johnson.

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Be courageous in your pursuit

Embarking on your academic journey can be exciting and at FHU, we believe anything is possible with courage and determination. Our institution is dedicated to nurturing our students’ unique talents and passions. With ongoing support and intentionally designed programs, such as FHU Passage and FHU Abroad, we aim to help our students broaden their horizons and expand their knowledge beyond the classroom. Your dreams and aspirations are worth pursuing, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Are You Ready to

Be a lion?

See how an education at FHU can prepare you to make a lasting  impact on your career and in your community.