A Life-Defining Experience
That’s really not too much to ask from a college.
At Hillsdale College, our goal is simple and profound: to help you understand what is noblest and best in yourself and the world. Our demanding courses stress the importance of reflecting and asking questions, which you’ll do in the classroom and outside of it. That’s how you’ll become more than a college graduate—you’ll understand how to live a life defined by the good, the true, and the beautiful.
Academics at Hillsdale
At Hillsdale, you’ll study a classical liberal arts core curriculum that will help you understand your place and purpose in the cosmos. You’ll meet timeless, inescapably relevant ideas about the individual and society. You’ll find peers as intellectually enthusiastic as you are to find the truth of things.
Community at Hillsdale
All of our students sign the Honor Code, committing themselves to honor, honesty, duty, and respect. It’s a commitment to self-government, setting forth the moral and intellectual virtues necessary for a good life—a benchmark for every educated man and woman. It animates campus culture, and builds a community dedicated to higher things.
Life After Graduation
You’ll work harder at Hillsdale than you ever have before. Ultimately, however, the goal isn’t just about getting an A—it’s excelling as an informed, active citizen. You’ll be a poised, compelling communicator. You’ll be able to think on your feet and assess complex situations clearly. Not coincidentally, employers think the world of people with this level of discipline and skills.