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College Profile

Founded

1844

Location

Hillsdale, MI

Type of College

Four-year, independent, classical liberal arts, coeducational, residential, nonsectarian Christian

Accreditation


Hillsdale College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 800-621-7440
Website: www.hlcommission.org

Size of Campus

400 acres, 78 buildings

Housing

Twelve single-sex residence halls and eight Greek houses

Enrollment

1,573 total undergraduates, 50% male, 50% female, representing 49 states, D.C., and 12 foreign countries, 28% from Michigan, 72% from outside Michigan; 96% freshman retention; 105 graduate students

Academic Year

Two semesters, late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science; MA in Classical Education—Graduate School of Education; MA and PhD in Politics—Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship; MA in Government—Van Andel Graduate School of Government

Faculty

157 full-time instructional faculty, 90% with terminal degree in their discipline

Student-Faculty Ratio

8:1

Average Class Size

14 students per 3-4 credit course

Majors Offered

Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Financial Management, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Marketing/Management, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Rhetoric and Public Address, Spanish, Sport Management, Sport Psychology, Theatre

Art History, Classical Education, Computer Science, Dance, Early Childhood Education, General Business, Graphic Design, Journalism, and Organizational Communication are offered as minors only.

Interdisciplinary Majors

American Studies, International Studies in Business and Foreign Language, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Thought

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Allied Health Sciences, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine & Osteopathy, Pre-Theology/Ministry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Off-Campus Study Programs

Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program in Washington, D.C.; Hillsdale College at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Hillsdale College in Seville, Alicante, or Barcelona, Spain; Hillsdale College at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina; Hillsdale College at Sacred Heart University, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Hillsdale/Oxford program at Keble College, Oxford University; Hillsdale College at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany; Hillsdale College Summer School in Würzburg, Germany; Hillsdale College at Regent’s College, London

Admissions Profile, Fall 2022

ACT Mid-Range 30-34
SAT Mid-Range 1370-1480
High School GPA Mid-Range 3.94-4.0
First Time / Transfer: 95% first time in college, 5% transfer students
Acceptance Rate: 20.58% of first-time, first-year applicants were admitted, 62.3% of first-time, first-year admitted applicants enrolled

Athletics

NCAA Division II Affiliation; Member of GMAC (Great Midwest Athletic Conference)

Varsity Sports, Men

Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track

Varsity Sports, Women

Basketball, Cross-Country, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Popular Student Activities

Performing Arts, Student Publications, Greek Life, Spiritual Life, Student Leadership, Volunteerism, Political Organizations, Competitive Speaking

Greek Life–Fraternities

Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Chi

Greek Life–Sororities

Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi

Lecture Series/Outreach Programs

Center for Constructive Alternatives, National Leadership Seminars, Imprimis monthly speech digest, Barney Charter School Initiative, Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, and not-for-credit online learning

Unique Features

Hillsdale Academy (K-12 private school), Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, Slayton Arboretum, G.H. Gordon Biological Station, John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, Edward Everett Prize in Oratory, Collegiate Scholars Program, Herbert H. Dow II Chair and Program in American Journalism, independent operations from government subsidy or aid, Hillsdale presence in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship and Financial Aid (2022-2023)

Merit-Based Aid: scholarships offered for achievement in academics, arts, athletics, leadership

Need-Based Aid: grants and loans offered

Total Institutional Gift Aid: $35.3+ Million

Undergraduates Receiving Aid: 99%

Average Undergraduate Aid Package: $22,437

Placement, Class of 2022

Employed, Continuing Education, Volunteering, Serving in the Military Within 6 Months: 94%

Continuing Education: 24%

Post-Hillsdale Destination Relates to Career Goals: 91%

Top Majors: History, Economics, English, Politics, Financial Management

Graduate School Highlights: Arizona State University (Business, Finance, Law), Baylor University (History), Boston College (Political Science), University of Chicago (Law), College of William and Mary (Law), Cornell University (Genetics, Genomics, and Development), University of Dallas (American Politics and Policy, Law), George Mason University (Economics, Law), Gonzaga University (Law), Indiana University (International Affairs), Michigan State University (Chemistry, Data Science, Osteopathic Medicine), University of Michigan (Law, Pharmacology), University of North Carolina (Applied and Computational Mathematics), University of Notre Dame (History, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Law), Oxford University (Applied Mathematics), Purdue University (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Mathematics), Vanderbilt University (Nursing), University of Wisconsin—Madison (Veterinary Medicine)

Employment Highlights: Deloitte, Edward Jones, General Motors, Great Hearts Academies, U.S. House of Representatives, Intel, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mackinac Center for Public Policy, New York Life Insurance and Investments, Republican Governors Association, Vanguard