Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI, USA
4.39 Average Rating

Hillsdale College is a nondenominational liberal arts college in southern Michigan and the country’s first college to officially ban discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and religion. Hillsdale confers undergraduate degrees in 46 fields of study grouped around eight academic departments. As part of Hillsdale’s liberal arts core, all students are required to complete 14 courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Throughout the year, students participate in a number of unique campus-wide traditions including Thatcherball and Statue Golf.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Undenominational
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
33%
Out-Of-State Students
67%
76%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1381
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,556
Total Number of Undergrads
1,512
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
29%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,976
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,578
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,578
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,000
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
$18,540
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,540

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,129
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$32,371
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
147
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
69%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Chargers
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Midwest Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Chicago
Washington
Grand Rapids
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
98%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,260
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What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
Hillsdale College is small, academically rigorous, and conservative. The size makes the class discussions and campus life extremely vibrant, as you get to know your fellow students very well in and out of class. The academic level is as high as the faculty can set it, a mindset linked to the conservative, individualistic, spirit that animates the school.
Nicholas from Ottawa Lake, MI
Hillsdale is a liberal arts education with a rigorous core curriculum and brilliant, devoted professors and administration. The small campus provides access to personnel who can help students to achieve their goals. Any student seeking a personal, conservative liberal arts education will find a home at Hillsdale.
Natalie from Plymouth, MA
The best liberal arts college in the United States. The education and people are what make this college so great and unique.
Alexandria from Naples, FL
Hillsdale College is a unique experience for any up-and-coming student, especially those interested in politics. The school is small, but the atmosphere is like none you will ever experience. This school has something about it that makes it different and makes you want to know what is the good.
Dana from Carey, OH
Hillsdale is a great place to get a classic liberal arts education. Students learn to think for themselves, become critical thinkers, and appreciate the free market system. The small student body - 1400 students - lends itself to one-on-one attention from an internationally recognized faculty.
Alex from Wolverine Lake, MI
Hillsdale College is academically rigorous, with a strong reliance on Core classes. It will challenge all of its students to be their best, not only in class, but in other aspects of life. However, it is a school that you will either love, or hate, depending on your beliefs.
Joshua from Dorr, MI
Hillsdale is a community of faculty and students pursuing learning together. The professors love to teach and the students love to learn. Because the classes and the campus as a whole are small, students have the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with faculty and students with diverse subject concentrations.
Margaret from WA

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