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College Profile




Hillsdale, MI

Type of College

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


Higher Learning Commission

Size of Campus

400 acres, 75 buildings


Twelve single-sex residence halls and eight Greek houses


1,468 total undergraduates, 51% male, 49% female, representing 49 states, D.C., and 11 foreign countries, 31% from Michigan, 69% from outside Michigan; Retention Rate (18FA): 96%; 58 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


146 full-time instructors, 92% with terminal degree in their discipline

Student-Faculty Ratio


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, 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-Environmental Sciences, 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 2019

ACT Mid-Range 29-33

SAT Mid-Range 1310-1450

CLT Mid-Range 96-109

High School GPA Mid-Range 3.89-4.00

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

Acceptance Rate: 37% of applicants were admitted, 44.6% of admitted enrolled


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, and not-for-credit online learning

Unique Features

Hillsdale Academy (K-12 private school), Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, Slayton Arboretum, 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 (2019-2020)

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

Need-Based Aid: grants and loans offered

Total Institutional Gift Aid: $29.2+ Million

Undergraduates Receiving Aid: 96%

Average Undergraduate Aid Package: $21,852

Placement, Class of 2018

Employed, Continuing Education, Volunteering, Serving in the Military Within 6 Months: 98%

Continuing Education: 21%

Post-Hillsdale Destination Relates to Career Goals: 91%

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

Graduate School Highlights: Arizona State University (Sustainability), Case Western Reserve University (Nursing), Georgetown University (Analytics), University of California Santa Barbara (Mathematics), University of Notre Dame (Law, Theology), University of Texas Austin (Chemistry), University of Virginia (Law, Business)

Employment Highlights: Ford Motor Credit, General Motors, Indeed, National Review, PricewaterhouseCoopers, State of Illinois Office of the Governor, U.S. Department of Education, The White House