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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

At Hillsdale College, we believe education is about far more than just preparing for a career. Our classical liberal arts curriculum, rooted in “the best of what’s been thought and said” throughout Western Civilization and nourished by our Christian identity, offers an intellectual and moral foundation that will help you flourish.

The ideas you discuss in the classroom will provide new perspectives and help to shape your character. You’ll be guided by professors who care deeply about your growth, and by peers who will support and uplift you on your academic journey. You’ll develop the ability to distinguish liberty from license and to use the knowledge you’ve acquired for the highest good. You will begin to make “earth better and heaven richer,” in the words of one of our oldest College documents. And as your years as a Hillsdale student come to an end, you’ll leave our beautiful campus better prepared—heart and mind—to face the challenges ahead.

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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

Application Deadline
March 15
Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Range
1340-1510
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,057 / 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
$20,535 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 20 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 30 responses
13%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 30 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 participate in an internship in the nation’s capital while continuing their coursework at the Kirby Center.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,531 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
32
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
0%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • High acheiver
    30%
  • Curious about everything
    17%
  • Studious
    17%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Well-rounded
    13%
  • Religious
    9%

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. 40 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Pursuing truth, defending liberty
    39%
  • Classical Liberal Arts
    17%
  • Strength rejoices in the challenge.
    13%
  • Traditional
    9%
  • Fundamentalist
    4%
  • Liberty
    4%
  • Respect
    4%

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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

Hillsdale College Reviews

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