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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Hastings is a private, Christian college located in Hastings, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 950 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hastings acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Sociology, and Biology. Graduating 53% of students, Hastings alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
710 N Turner Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference

Hastings College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

HC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1130
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,351/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,224/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
950Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
98
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
62%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Athletic
    73%
  • Ambitious
    18%
  • Outgoing
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.21 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Small
    45%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Hastings College is an institution full of support, love and community. In my time at Hastings College, I discovered things about myself that I never would’ve known. The professors make you feel like you can ask for help at any time and this is because classes are as small as 3 people and as big as 30 people. The class sizes open up new opportunities for every student. One aspect I like about the college is that you can be a part of any club or organization offered on campus. You don’t have to know how to play an instrument to be a part of band because you of course learn and we always want to have fun. You can be on the tennis team while also being a part of student senate. The final aspect I like is how everyone on campus, even if you don’t know them, talks to everyone. This is a nice sense of community. Come to Hastings College if you want to experience and learn new things!
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The overall environment at Hastings College is welcoming. So far, I have noticed that the professors are more than willing to help students given some effort at an attempt to answer a question was given. The professors are also very excellent in what they do. Instructions are clear and written on the syllabus. If anything is modified, students are notified on Canvas right away.
The staff at Hastings College are warm and welcoming, as well. The staff are always willing to go out of their way to accommodate the students the best that they can. There are always little events put on by staff or student committees to keep campus interesting.
So far from my experience, I am satisfied with my experience, so no changes have come to mind yet.
Hastings College is a great place to learn how to be yourself in a safe environment. The classes are small and most of the professors are eager to help you learn the material. The new schedule is hard but it’s nice getting classes over fast(unless you are a pre-med student studying for the MCAT). However, the cafeteria food is the worst and meal plans are inflexible, a lot of faculty are money motivated or elbow deep in some political scheme, and housing is expensive for what you get. Many students leave after the first year. Not much to do in town besides spend money at the multiple great coffee locations downtown. But overall you do meet some really great people and make close friends fast.