Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.
Located in rural southern Michigan, the nearly 400-acre Hillsdale campus includes both modern and historic buildings. Facilities include comfortable residence halls, subject-specific computer labs, a state-of-the-art health education and sports complex, Michael Alex Mossey Library with its Leighton-Taylor Wing, the Sage Center for the Arts, the Herbert Henry Dow Science Building, Howard Music Hall, and two classroom buildings—Kendall Hall and Lane Hall. Adjacent to the campus is the model primary and secondary school, Hillsdale Academy, whose comprehensive Reference Guide is used in hundreds of schools throughout the country.
An ideal student-faculty ratio of 10:1, rigorous academics, intramural sports, national fraternity and sorority houses, and widespread community volunteerism all nurture intellectual, physical, social, and personal growth. A broad perspective is encouraged through opportunities for off-campus internships, overseas study programs, and the adjunct seminars of the Center for Constructive Alternatives, Mises Lectures in free-market economics, the National Leadership Seminars, and the Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence.