B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Hillsdale College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Christian (General)
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
33 E. College St
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Hillsdale College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1440
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,817/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
19%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,440Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
0%
Varsity Athletes
23%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.31 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Pursuing truth, defending liberty
    43%
  • Classical Liberal Arts
    21%
  • Traditional
    14%
  • Liberty
    7%
  • Respect
    7%
  • Strength rejoices in the challenge.
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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I have attended Hillsdale for almost a year now, and it has been great! The professors sincerely care about the students' education and are always there for them. Since it is a small college, the community is tightly-knit; students can hardly walk across campus without saying hello to at least one person, students have movie nights and mixers together, and sometimes will even be invited to dine at professors' houses. Hillsdale is academically challenging, which creates an excellence that allows students to self-govern, and discover how to think.
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Hillsdale College prepares students in every way to become independent, successful, disciplined, and well-rounded citizens who engage in their communities and are life-long learners. The academics are rigorous for all students in any major, and faculty and advisors are invested in helping students meet their goals. The College provides an excellent climate for diversity, which is present and will hopefully continue to increase. Hillsdale is dedicated to its mission and turns out alumni who are passionate about encouraging future classes.
Hillsdale changed my life for the better. There is no other college out there like Hillsdale. If you want a quality education that will make you a better human being, look at Hillsdale. The core curriculum and the rigorous study in and out of the classroom provides students with the tools to be agile critical thinkers that will be productive members of society.