Westminster Theological Seminary Reviews
I was amazed at how safe Hillsdale was. Students could leave laptops, books, purses, and phones at tables and couches in the union and return hours later to their belongings and everything would be present. As a freshman I initially felt uneasy leaving my belongings about, but I soon realized the trustworthiness of students. This atmosphere is incredibly rare on other campuses. I'm amazed that laptops and bags don't disappear at Hillsdale!
Part of Hillsdale College's mission is for its students to rise to "self-government." While this is a very noble cause, Hillsdale takes a very hands-on approach to governing the student body. It is desired that the students rise to self-government through education, but the college often restricts opportunities for self-government through strict and controlling policies. The college should intervene if self-government proves dangerous or problematic, but it never seems to even allow the opportunity for self-government and painful learning experiences because it refuses to step back and take a more hands-off approach. The college is intimately involved with the details of student life.
The school athletic field and gym was the prior Seattle Seahawks Training facility. That fact gave a lot of moral and pride in being able to use their gym and field. It promoted school spirit and unity, because everyone love the Seahawks!