Hillsdale College

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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

[email protected]

Contact: Jeffrey Lantis

Director of Admissions
Main Address

33 East College Street

Hillsdale, MI 49242

(517) 437-7341


Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,378


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

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


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 – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


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 – 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

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