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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

Higher Learning Commission

Size of Campus

400 acres, 75 buildings

Housing

Twelve single-sex residence halls and eight Greek houses

Enrollment

1,466 total undergraduates, 52% male, 48% female, representing 50 states, D.C., and 14 foreign countries, 30% from Michigan, 70% from outside Michigan; 97% freshman retention (19FA); 77 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 and PhD in Politics–Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship; MA in Government–Van Andel Graduate School of Government

Faculty

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

Student-Faculty Ratio

9:1

Average Class Size

15 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, Dance, Early Childhood Education, General Business, Graphic Design, and Journalism are offered as minors only.

Interdisciplinary Majors

American Studies, Christian 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 2020

ACT Mid-Range 29-33

SAT Mid-Range 1320-1450

CLT Mid-Range 90-102

High School GPA Mid-Range 3.88-4.0

First Time / Transfer: 94% first time in college, 6% transfer students

Acceptance Rate: 36% of first-time, full-time applicants were admitted, 47% of first-time, full-time 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 (2020-2021)

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

Need-Based Aid: grants and loans offered

Total Institutional Gift Aid: $30.4+ Million

Undergraduates Receiving Aid: 97%

Average Undergraduate Aid Package: $22,250

Placement, Class of 2019

Employed, Continuing Education, Volunteering, Serving in the Military Within 6 Months: 97%

Continuing Education: 19%

Post-Hillsdale Destination Relates to Career Goals: 92%

Top Majors: Economics, History, English, Biology, Politics

Graduate School Highlights: Baylor College of Medicine (Cancer and Cell Biology), Indiana University (Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Economics), Oxford University (English Language and Literature), Purdue University (Chemistry, Materials Engineering), University of Cincinnati (Astrophysics, Music), University of Michigan (Sports Management), University of Minnesota (Pharmacology, Astrophysics, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics), University of Notre Dame (Law), University of Southern California (Philosophy), University of Wisconsin (Medicine), Vanderbilt University (Psychiatrics)

Employment Highlights: Abbott, Archdiocese of Washington, U.S. Department of Defense, Ernst & Young, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, The Detroit Lions, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Department of Transportation, Yelp