Hillsdale College

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School Overview

Hillsdale College, often referred to as Hillsdale, is a liberal arts college located in Hillsdale, Michigan.

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 an intensive course in the U.S. Constitution 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 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 a 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.”

Located on 200 acre campus, Hillsdale is is home to thirteen residence halls, an athletic complex, multiple educational facilities, four fraternities, three sororities s, an art center, music center, conference center, preschool, hotel, and a beautiful arboretum.

Campus Life

Hillsdale has more than 30 student clubs, including the Accounting Club, Investment Club, the Federalist Society and the 1844 Society. Intramural sports range from beach volleyball and dodgeball to racquetball and ping pong.

The campus is also home to several performing arts groups, such as choir, orchestra, jazz big band and an opera workshop. Hillsdale’s four official publications include the Collegian, Winona, Tower Light and The Forum.

Degrees and Certificates

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.

Degrees include:

Fine Arts
Music
Theatre

Humanities
Art
English
European Studies
French
German
Greek
History
Latin
Philosophy & Religion
Religion
Rhetoric and Public Address
Spanish

Interdisciplinary Studies
American Studies
Christian Studies
International Studies in Business & Foreign Language
Political Economy
Sociology & Social Thought

Minors
Dance
Early Childhood Education
General Business
Graphic Design
Journalism

Pre-Professional Programs
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine

Sciences and Mathematics
Applied Mathmatics
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics

Social Sciences
Accounting
Economics
Financial Management
Marketing/Management
Politics
Psychology

Sport Studies
Exercise Science
Physical Education
Sport Management
Sport Psychology

Tuition and Costs

For the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition and costs are as follows:
Tuition: $26,300
Room: $5,440
Board (Knorr Family Dining Room): $5,560
General Student Usage Fee: $316
Technology Fee: $246
Student Center and HESC Fee: $716
Total: $38,578

Hillsdale offers a variety of financial aid, need-based aid and scholarships for students.

Admissions Information

Hillsdale has three main deadlines year-round: November 1 (early decision), April 1 (regular decision), and December 1 (spring admission).

In addition to the application, prospective students must also submit their official high school transcripts; official ACT, CLT (Classic Learning Test), or SAT scores; and two letters of recommendation.

*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

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Hillsdale College.

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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