Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
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100
36%
Acceptance Rate
1,993
Students Applied
24%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
22
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
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No
ACT
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No
SAT Subject Tests
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Yes
AP Course Credit
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Yes
Dual Enrollment
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Yes
Transcript
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Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1
Fall Regular Decision March 15
Spring Regular Decision November 1
Test Optional
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Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
28%
Out-Of-State Students
72%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
14
53%
Submitting ACT
41%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
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36
Average SAT Composite: 1403
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1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
640
75th
723
Reading
25th
650
75th
740
3.90
Average GPA

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 517-607-2327
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
Apply early, it's the best way to ensure that you will get the maximum aid. Don't have high hopes for your first semester GPA, the first classes are a learning experience in navigating college life in general and the academic level in particular. Get to know the professors ASAP, they are really a wonderful bunch of people and it helps when it comes time for them to grade your work!
Nicholas from Ottawa Lake, MI
Definitely visit the campus. The community and the overall atmosphere is such that no one can properly describe it to you...you have to feel for yourself if it's the right fit for you. An overnight visit where you can stay in the dorms is best. Talk to the students, sit in on classes, and eat in the dining hall. People will be more than happy to talk to you about their experiences at the school.
Maria from Glendale, AZ
Visit campus if at all possible. I knew I wanted to attend Hillsdale, but setting foot on campus and breathing the atmosphere, so to speak, was what convinced me I could not be happy anywhere else.
Sharon from TX
Make certain you ask current students about their experiences and come visit the campus. It is difficult to know if you belong at a school without seeing it for yourself. Ask your admissions counselor to let you sit in on the classes of the most difficult professors. Ask, ask, ask - the more questions you ask, the more answers you will receive that will enable you to make an informed decision.
Natalie from Plymouth, MA
This college is fantastic at getting freshmen to feel welcome. Do not worry if you do not know anyone before you get there.
Alexandria from Naples, FL
Always fill out your paperwork on time, or better yet the earlier the better. Be prepared to study a lot even if you were a 4.0 student in high school.
Dana from Carey, OH
Spend a night here, go to classes that interest you and you will discover that although a smaller college, Hillsdale College is giant in education and a catalyst for personal growth.
Andrew from Madison, IN
Visit the campus, meet the faculty, attend a game, stay overnight. You'll get a feel for the safe, close-knit friendly environment.
Alex from Wolverine Lake, MI
Get as many credits as you can in high school that cover core classes, or you will be taking quite difficult classes that are outside of your majors.
Joshua from Dorr, MI
Passionately pursue learning and character development. You won't get into Hillsdale just because you are a talented person but because you have potential to grow and excel.
Margaret from WA