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College Profile




Hillsdale, MI

Type of College

Four-year, independent, classical liberal arts, coeducational, residential, nonsectarian Christian


Hillsdale College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 800-621-7440
Website: www.hlcommission.org

Size of Campus

400 acres, 78 buildings


Twenty-one single-sex residence halls and seven Greek houses


1,573 total undergraduates, 50% male, 50% female, representing 49 states, D.C., and 12 foreign countries, 28% from Michigan, 72% from outside Michigan; 96% freshman retention; 105 graduate students

Academic Year

Two semesters, late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science; MA in Classical Education—Graduate School of Education; MA and PhD in Politics—Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship; MA in Government—Van Andel Graduate School of Government


157 full-time instructional faculty, 90% with terminal degree in their discipline

Student-Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size

14 students per 3-4 credit course

Majors Offered

Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Financial Management, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Rhetoric and Media, Spanish, Sport Management, Sport Psychology, Theatre

Art History, Classical Education, Computer Science, Dance, Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Graphic Design, Journalism, Military History and Grand Strategy, and Military Leadership are offered as minors only.

Interdisciplinary Majors

American Studies, International Studies in Business and Foreign Language, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Thought

Pre-Professional Programs

Allied Health Sciences, Dental, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine

Off-Campus Study Programs

Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program in Washington, D.C.; Hillsdale College at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Hillsdale College in Seville, Alicante, or Barcelona, Spain; Hillsdale College at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina; Hillsdale College at Sacred Heart University, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Hillsdale/Oxford program at Keble College, Oxford University; Hillsdale College at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany; Hillsdale College Summer School in Würzburg, Germany; Hillsdale College at Regent’s College, London

Admissions Profile, Fall 2022

ACT Mid-Range 30-34
SAT Mid-Range 1370-1480
High School GPA Mid-Range 3.94-4.0
First Time / Transfer: 95% first time in college, 5% transfer students
Acceptance Rate: 20.58% of first-time, first-year applicants were admitted, 62.3% of first-time, first-year admitted applicants enrolled


NCAA Division II Affiliation; Member of GMAC (Great Midwest Athletic Conference)

Varsity Sports, Men

Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track

Varsity Sports, Women

Basketball, Cross-Country, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Popular Student Activities

Performing Arts, Student Publications, Greek Life, Spiritual Life, Student Leadership, Volunteerism, Political Organizations, Competitive Speaking

Greek Life–Fraternities

Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Chi

Greek Life–Sororities

Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi

Lecture Series/Outreach Programs

Center for Constructive Alternatives, National Leadership Seminars, Imprimis monthly speech digest, Barney Charter School Initiative, Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, and not-for-credit online learning

Unique Features

Hillsdale Academy (K-12 private school), Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, Slayton Arboretum, G.H. Gordon Biological Station, John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, Edward Everett Prize in Oratory, Collegiate Scholars Program, Herbert H. Dow II Chair and Program in American Journalism, independent operations from government subsidy or aid, Hillsdale presence in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship and Financial Aid (2022-2023)

Merit-Based Aid: scholarships offered for achievement in academics, arts, athletics, leadership

Need-Based Aid: grants and loans offered

Total Institutional Gift Aid: $35.3+ Million

Undergraduates Receiving Aid: 99%

Average Undergraduate Aid Package: $22,437

Placement, Class of 2023

Employed, Continuing Education, Volunteering, Serving in the Military Within 6 Months: 95%

Continuing Education: 24%

Post-Hillsdale Destination Relates to Career Goals: 85%

Top Majors: English, Economics, History, Politics, Biology

Graduate School Highlights: Baylor College of Medicine (Medicine), Baylor University (Theology), Boston University (Medicine), Case Western Reserve University (Law), Duke University (Law), George Mason University (Economics), Georgia Institute of Technology (Engineering), Indiana University Bloomington (Medicine), Oakland University (Business), University of Florida (Mathematics), University of Georgia (Classical Studies), University of Notre Dame (Biology, Law, Theology), University of Michigan (Law), University of Toledo (Medicine), Washington University St. Louis (Physical Therapy)

Employment Highlights: Boy Scouts of America, Dell Technologies, Deloitte, Dow Jones & Co., Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Harvard Kennedy School of Harvard University, Heritage Foundation, Highlands Latin School, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Lockheed Martin, National Review, Ohio House of Representatives, PricewaterhouseCoopers, U.S. Senate Office, University of Toledo Medical Center