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Hillsdale College
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  • 4 Year
  • HILLSDALE, MI

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade unavailable
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A+

About

33 E COLLEGE ST
HILLSDALE, MI 49242
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
From Hillsdale College

Founded in 1844, and located on a picturesque 400-acre campus in southern Michigan, Hillsdale College is a private, nonsectarian Christian liberal arts college that operates independently of government subsidy. A dedicated teaching faculty serves a student body of 1,500 undergraduates who study a rigorous, structured core curriculum rooted in the enduring truths of the West. A vibrant student life is animated by an Honor Code asking all students to commit to honor, honesty, duty, and respect. Graduates leave the College shaped by an experience purposed to “develop the minds and improve the hearts,” and successfully equipped not only for employment or graduate study, but for lives pursuing the good, true, and beautiful. The College’s national reputation benefits from outreach efforts promoting civil and religious liberty, including free, not-for-credit online courses, and the Imprimis monthly speech digest.

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Hillsdale College Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
March 15
Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
1290-1470
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,048 / 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
$20,910 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 18 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 28 responses
14%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

Majors

Washington - Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP)

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Hillsdale sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major can benefit from a semester (or summer) living, working, and studying in Washington, D.C. at Hillsdale’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. WHIP (Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program) students identify an internship in the nation’s capital while continuing their Hillsdale coursework at the Kirby Center.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,490 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
0%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • High acheiver
    33%
  • Curious about everything
    19%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Studious
    14%
  • Well-rounded
    14%
  • Religious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 38 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Pursuing truth, defending liberty
    43%
  • Classical Liberal Arts
    19%
  • Strength rejoices in the challenge.
    10%
  • Traditional
    10%
  • Liberty
    5%
  • Respect
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 10 responses

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