Hillsdale College

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School Overview

Hillsdale College, often referred to as Hillsdale, is a liberal arts college located in Hillsdale, Michigan, on 200 acre campus that is home to thirteen residence halls, an athletic complex, multiple educational facilities, six fraternity/sorority houses, an art center, music center, conference center, preschool, hotel, and a beautiful arboretum.

Hillsdale is well known for being one of the few U.S. colleges to refuse any government funding and for its ultra-conservative publication, Imprimis, that is distributed to over two and half million readers each month. Hillsdale is also the first college in the United States to prohibit in its charter any and all discrimination or prejudice based on sex, religion, or race. The National Review (NR), a semimonthly conservative magazine, characterized Hillsdale College as a “citadel of American conservatism.”

Most people who are at all familiar with Hillsdale recognize the institution as a major force for American conservatism. Since its founding in 1844, the college has been a staunch proponent of the conservative movement. U.S. History and Western Heritage, as a product of Judeo-Christian religion and Greco-Roman culture, are at the center of the core curriculum and education at Hillsdale. Among non-military U.S. colleges, Hillsdale is one of the few that requires all students to complete a intensive course in the U.S. Consitution as part of its core curriculum. Hillsdale is also a strong supporter of the Heritage Foundation, an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.

Hillsdale College offers an array of pre-professional, certificate, teacher education, liberal arts and journalism programs at the undergraduate level. With only 1,400 students, Hillsdale College is small in comparison to other four-year colleges and universities. Hillsdale has 124 full-time faculty and professors.

General Information

Admission Office

33 East College Street

Hillsdale, MI 49242

(517) 607-2327

Fax: (517) 607-2223



Contact: Jeffrey Lantis

Director of Admissions
Main Address

33 East College Street

Hillsdale, MI 49242

(517) 437-7341

www.hillsdale.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,378

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
European Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Marketing B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Hillsdale College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(517) 437-7341
Website:https://www.hillsdale.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://apply2.hillsdale.edu/apply/
Address:33 E College St, Hillsdale, MI 49242
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,526
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,526 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$25,522
Out-of-state Tuition:$25,522
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,735

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Hillsdale College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hillsdale College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics7
History1
Mathematics and Statistics3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Philosophy and Religious Studies4
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Social Sciences411
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total3811

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hillsdale College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$25,522
Out-of-state$25,522
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$23,520
Out-of-state$23,520

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid35999%
Grant or scholarship aid34996%$16,735
Student loan aid13938%$9,931

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,45498%$16,566
Federal student loans00%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hillsdale College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hillsdale College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,934945989
Percent admitted100%44%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%19%20%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hillsdale College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,526
Undergraduate enrollment1,486
Graduate enrollment40

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hillsdale College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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