Interview Tips

An admissions interview can be a crucial way for you to showcase your interests, abilities, and character, and it allows your application to “come to life.” But the word interview can cause even the most extroverted and confident of college applicants some serious butterflies and sweaty palms. So here are some tips to make the interview work for you.

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My Alma Mater

My mother used to spend hours in the afternoon reading aloud to my siblings and me. With her feet propped up on a tower of story books that she had plundered from the local library, she would gather all six of us around her lap to see the pictures as she read story after story until one or all of us fell asleep.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Josh Bailey

Ambitious and dedicated to serving my country, I had no thought of Hillsdale College as a seventeen-year-old senior in high school. No, I was going to the US Naval Academy.

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Unified by Truth

“Do you have any older siblings who went to Hillsdale?” I’m always surprised and slightly perplexed as to why so many students continue a family legacy. After talking with a few current students who had siblings also attend Hillsdale, some of the mystery was revealed.

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More than History: A Student’s Experience of “The Roots and History of American Liberty” High-School Study Trip

Hearing sophomore Chloe Kookogey talk about her experience on The Roots and History of American Liberty high-school study trip made me wish I would have gone on one of the trips myself.

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Making Hillsdale an Even Better Place

After graduating from Hillsdale College with a double major in history and French in 2011, Zach Miller didn’t think his job in the Admissions Department would become a long-term career. Now, five years later, he is the senior director of admissions.

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The Hozian Art Scholarship

When Hillsdale donor Bob Hozian decided to fund a scholarship for art students in memory of his mother, he didn’t want it to be just any scholarship. He wanted to know the people he’d be helping out.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Haley Hauprich

Home. Up until now, I’ve always used that word to describe the house that I’ve lived in for the past 18 years, my small and close-knit high school, or the city of Phoenix, Arizona (which, if you didn’t already know, is a place about as un-Michigan as it gets).

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Sarah Chavey

Hillsdale was hardly on my radar during my senior year of high school. I wanted a big school, a place to develop as a music major and journalist. The impossibly difficult core classes at Hillsdale College did not tempt a girl who didn’t care about Homer and Aristotle.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Andres Torres

I wish was one of those students who could say, “After properly researching many colleges I applied to Hillsdale and immediately accepted my admissions offer.” However, that was not the case. The real story is that I still had no idea where I wanted to go after applying to eight colleges.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Isabelle Parell

I came into my freshman year at Hillsdale College expecting failure. A great way to start off a major life change, I know. I’d never attended college before; I had no idea how it was supposed to go.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Daniel Ziegler

High school swim practices in Colorado are awful. Regular breath control is hard. Breath control at our home pools’ elevation of 7600 feet could get downright brutal. In my high school swim team, we had a competition for whichever swimmer could cause the coach to become sidetracked the longest, thereby causing us to run out of time for our breath set at the end. With that intent in mind, I asked my coach if he had any college application advice for me.

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