Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus
Hillsdale College campus

From the School

Convinced that it is the best preparation for meeting the challenges of modern life, Hillsdale offers the traditional, classically-based, liberal arts with teaching faculty and a strong core curriculum.

Hillsdale College is a private, independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women who described themselves as “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and as “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of those blessings.” The College has maintained institutional independence since its founding by refusing to accept aid from or control by federal authorities. Far-reaching private support from a national constituency has enabled Hillsdale to continue its trusteeship of the intellectual and spiritual inheritance derived from the Judeo-Christian faith and Greco-Roman culture. The undergraduate enrollment for fall 2014 was 1,437, of whom 48 percent were men. The College draws students from forty-nine states and nine other countries. Approximately 34 percent of students are from Michigan. The entering freshman class in 2014 had an average high school grade-point average of 3.81 and mean ACT (29) and SAT (1933) scores well above national averages. Hillsdale students are housed in dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and various off-campus dwellings. Single and double rooms are available on campus; there are no coed dormitories. Each College-owned residence hall is supervised by a resident director and resident advisers. All freshmen (except commuters) are required to live on campus; upperclass students seeking to live off campus must apply to the dean of men or dean of women for this privilege. Hillsdale’s Charger athletes compete in 14 intercollegiate NCAA Division II varsity sports as part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Since 1998, the College has produced 107 athletic All-Americans and 28 conference champions, and Hillsdale teams have qualified for national tournaments nineteen times. Thirty-four athletes have earned national academic honors in their respective sports as well. An active intramural program is also available. Four national fraternities, three national sororities, and more than 100 other social, academic, spiritual, and service organizations provide Hillsdale students with a diverse array of cocurricular opportunities. A resident drama troupe and dance company, a concert choir and chamber chorale, a jazz program with big band and combos, instrumental chamber ensembles from string quartets to percussion ensemble, and a symphony orchestra and band constitute the College’s performing arts organizations. Special student services provided by the College include career planning and placement counseling, academic advising and tutoring, and a health service staffed by a physician and a resident nurse.

Overall

From The School

Admission is a privilege extended to students who will benefit from, and contribute to, the academic, social, and spiritual environments of the College. Important determinants for admission are intellectual curiosity, ambition, leadership, and volunteerism. Accordingly, grade-point average, test scores, class rank, strength of curriculum, extracurricular activities, interviews, self-evaluations, writing samples in the form of two essays, and recommendations are all reviewed carefully and are important in the evaluation process. An admissions interview is strongly encouraged. Although some factors are necessarily more important than others, seldom is any single criterion, however important, decisive. Transfer students must submit the standard application, including the high school record, SAT or ACT scores, transcripts from all colleges previously attended, and a transfer form from the dean of students of the most recent college attended. Applications by transfers are evaluated similarly to nontransfers. Candidates for admission from other countries follow the regular entrance procedures. Students who come from a non-English-speaking country must demonstrate proficiency in English by satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan Test of English Proficiency or at an ESL Center. Students may apply to Hillsdale College any time after the completion of the junior year of high school. A formal application includes a completed application form accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $35 (free if submitted online) and all required credentials. Application plans include early decision (November 15), early action (December 15), and regular decision (February 15). Hillsdale College has been distinguished since its founding in 1844 by voluntarily adhering to a nondiscriminatory policy regarding race, religion, sex, and national or ethnic origin—long before the government began regulating such matters.

Overview

Applicants
1,833
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.81

GPA Breakdown

71%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
617 - 730
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 690
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 693
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 31

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Action
December 15

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Hillsdale operates on a two-semester schedule, with the fall term beginning in late August and ending in mid-December and the spring term beginning in mid-January and ending in mid-May. Two 3-week summer sessions are also offered. The College believes that a sound classical liberal arts education includes study in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and each student is required to complete a structured core of courses in these areas. All students declare a major by the end of the sophomore year. To graduate, students must complete a minimum 124 hours of course work and fulfill the requirements of at least one major field. The B.A. program includes a foreign language proficiency requirement. The B.S. program requires additional studies in mathematics and the natural sciences. The honors program enables exceptionally talented students interested in an interdisciplinary community of learning to develop their intellectual potential through an accelerated college core and honors seminars in the junior and senior years. Discussions, guest lectures, and travel opportunities contribute to the social cohesiveness of the group. All honors students complete a senior thesis on an interdisciplinary topic of their choosing. The Center for Constructive Alternatives conducts four weeklong symposia during the academic year and is one of the largest college lecture series in America. These programs, with themes ranging from historical to political, business, science, and the arts, bring to the campus distinguished scholars and public figures of national and international renown. All students are required to enroll in one seminar for credit.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Hillsdale awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, art, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, classical studies, computational mathematics, economics, education, English, exercise science, financial management, French, German, Greek, history, Latin, marketing/management, mathematics, music, music education, philosophy, physical education, physics, politics, psychology, religion, Spanish, speech, sport management, sport psychology, and theater. Interdisciplinary majors in American studies, Christian studies, comparative literature, European studies, international studies in business and foreign language, political economy, and sociology and social thought are also available. Preprofessional programs are offered in allied health services (including optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, and medical technology), dentistry, engineering, environmental sciences, forestry, law, medicine, osteopathy, theology, and veterinary medicine.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
173
with Terminal Degree
128

124
Men
49
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Education

  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

Hillsdale College is home to “Socratic-style lectures,” and “a very strong reputation nationally [for taking] the idea of pursuing truth and liberty seriously.” Professors “hold the students to a very high (yet not unattainable) standard of quality in their work and contributions to discussion.” As one student explains, “I loved the idea of going to a school where a class on the U.S. Constitution was part of the core curriculum, where the student/professor ratio was ten to one… it was small enough that would never just be another number.” Students feel that “Hillsdale has a very strong core curriculum, ensuring that students are proficiently educated in a variety of subject matter as well as advanced in their major field of study” and “promotes a high academic standard, ensuring that success is earned, not granted.” While there has been a trend in recent years “against the economics/business/accounting department and the sciences in favor of less technical education,” students find that because Hillsdale notably takes no government funding, it “remains one of two truly free institutions in the nation … uninfluenced by the whims of politicians and biased policymakers,” and makes up for this via privately funded scholarships. Students reported that they came to Hillsdale to “study ‘the good, the true, and the beautiful’ with others, both professors and fellow students, who would be equally dedicated to pursuit of these things.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Phil Crane
U.S. Congressman, IL

Chris Chocola
U.S.Congressman, IN

Jim Seward
Director of Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic

Howard Mudd
All-Pro, National Football League Coach

Ellsworth Brown
Director, Carnegie Foundation

Clinton B. Fisk
Founder, Fisk University

Jared Veldheer
Starting Lineman, Oakland Raiders

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$40,000

Return on Education (ROE) rating
84

Students Say

When it comes time to begin thinking about the job hunt, Hillsdale undergrads are fortunate that they can turn to the stellar Career Services. While the office definitely encourages students to be proactive, they are still supporting these undergrads every step of the way. Career Services can help students position their skills on their resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, provide informational interview contacts and networking opportunities?as well as facilitate on-campus interviews. One employment opportunity, the Classical School Job Fair, brings representatives from over forty K-12 schools nationwide to campus to interview students. Finally, the Washington Hillsdale Internship Program allows students to gain work experience in Washington D.C through Hillsdale’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship located on Capitol Hill. According to the school, 97 percent of 2013 graduates were either employed, pursuing additional education, or otherwise occupied by choice six months after graduation.

Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Annual tuition for the 2014–15 academic year was $22,920, room was $4,570, board was $4,680, and mandatory fees were $696. Books, supplies, and personal expenses (including travel, recreation, and clothing) are estimated at $3,000 per year.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at Hillsdale is available in many forms. Academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, regardless of financial need, to students who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and have standardized test scores in the top 10 percent according to national test norms. The priority deadline for academic scholarship consideration is January 1. The application for admission also serves as the Hillsdale application for merit-based aid. Athletic scholarships are available on a competitive basis in men’s baseball and football; men’s and women’s basketball, track, and cross-country; and women’s swimming and volleyball. The departments of art and music also award a select number of scholarships based on strength of portfolio/audition. To apply for aid on the basis of financial need, students are required to file Hillsdale’s Confidential Family Financial Statement (CFFS) in January or February of the year of prospective enrollment at Hillsdale. Grants and loans are available from the College.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

School

Bottom Line

Since it is a private college, there are no additional fees for those coming from out of state. Tuition is $22,920 with room and board being an additional $9,250 and the estimated costs of books being $850. However, with 91 percent of incoming freshman receiving financial aid, the cumulative indebtedness is around $25,502. The average aid package is high, thanks to what one student calls “an expansive and highly dedicated donor base.”

Bang For Your Buck

Hillsdale holds true to its conservative beliefs and does not accept any government money for funding; however, its loyal alumni usually dedicate large amounts of money leaving the average aid package around $12,000. There is also a work-study program and quite a few off-campus job opportunities for students looking to boost their income or help pay for supplies. Hillsdale also greatly encourages students to get more experience interning through its Career Services Office, which reaches out to alumni and creates exclusive opportunities for its students. The Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP) is a professional sales internship program through the school that offers national placements to help students expand their networks.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,554

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,905

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,189

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,502

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
0%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,920

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$23,840
Required Fees
$752
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,960
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Private Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Hillsdale's Charger athletes compete in 12 intercollegiate NCAA Division II varsity sports as part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). In the past 20 years, the College has produced 196 athletic and academic All-Americans, 28 conference champions, and 18 teams that have finished tenth or better nationally. An active intramural program is also available. Four national fraternities, three national sororities, and more than 70 other social, academic, spiritual and service organizations provide Hillsdale students with a diverse array of co-curricular opportunities. A resident drama troupe and dance company, a concert choir and chamber chorale, a jazz program with big band and combos, instrumental chamber ensembles from string quartets to percussion ensemble, and a College-community orchestra and band constitute the College's performing arts organizations.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,472
Out of State
66%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

52% female
48% male
66% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

“The students here are incredible, but very religious. This makes them believe that certain people (homosexuals, those of different religions) are wrong, and somewhat inferior.” The typical student is a “straight-laced Christian” and “conservative” with people “fitting in groups formed through shared interest and religious beliefs.” There is, however, “room for all ideas,” although “some strange, narrow-minded fundamentalists still get admitted to the school,” but “they choose to remain in their own circles.” The admissions process at Hillsdale is blind, therefore making “racial diversity…irrelevant.” At Hillsdale, “the rigor of classes combined with Midwestern disingenuousness creates an incredibly fluid intellectual climate, with minimal competitive nastiness and little egocentric fear.” “Swing dance club is very popular as well as the College Republicans.” Students at Hillsdale “often fall into three categories (Greek, athlete, or intellectual); these categories overlap all the time and there is no animosity between them.” Some students feel that “Hillsdale isn’t as conservative as it sometimes claims to be.”

Overview

From The School


Location

Hillsdale College is located amidst the hills, dales, and lakes of south-central Michigan. The Indiana and Ohio turnpikes are each 30 minutes away, and the College is within close reach of such metropolitan areas as Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo, Ft. Wayne, and Indianapolis. The town of Hillsdale is a county seat with a population of 10,000. Stores, churches, restaurants, and movie theaters are all within walking distance of the campus.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Hillsdale College Mossey Library is a three-floor facility with a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes. In addition to the main study and research collections, the Library also contains a number of rare and special holdings, including the Ludwig von Mises, Russell Kirk, Richardson Heritage, and Richard Weaver collections. Connected to other Michigan libraries through MelCat, and with college libraries nationwide via interlibrary loan, students have access to most any material necessary for on-campus research. Numerous individual study areas and group study rooms are available for students, as well as computer research terminals. Lane and Kendall Halls at the front of campus serve as the primary academic facilities in the humanities and contain classroom space and faculty offices, as well as a special laboratory for experimental psychology. The Strosacker Science Center houses the departments of biology, chemistry, and physics. The Joseph H. Moss Family Laboratory Wing, completed in 2008, is a 17,000-square-foot addition that includes a microbiology/cell biology lab, anatomy/physiology lab with human cadaver access, conservation genetics lab, water lab, greenhouse, and organic/general chemistry labs. The 32,000-square-foot Herbert Henry Dow Science Building provides additional classrooms, research laboratories, animal rooms, and a computer lab. The Mary Randall Preschool is a circular laboratory school in which nursery school children are taught by students specializing in early childhood education and psychology. Experts in the field have called this building “a model for the nation.” The Hillsdale Academy, a K–12 private model school, provides additional opportunities for classroom observation. The Roche Sports Complex is a facility available to varsity athletes and the general student body alike. The building houses the 60,000-square-foot Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena, which features a student fitness center and basketball/volleyball courts. The building also houses the John “Jack” McAvoy Natatorium for swimming and diving, an exercise physiology and sports medicine facility, four racquetball courts, extensive locker room space, and a weight/fitness room. Adjacent is the 7,000-seat capacity Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium, which features an artificial surface football field; all-weather, Olympic-quality eight-lane running track; outdoor tennis courts; and fields for soccer, baseball, and women’s softball. The new Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center houses a six-lane track and four tennis courts. The Sage Center for the Arts is home to the departments of art, theater, and speech. This 47,000-square-foot facility contains studios, classroom space, an exhibition gallery, a propand scene-construction shop, a sound studio, graphics lab, black box theatre, and the Markel Auditorium, a 353-seat performance hall (with orchestra pit). Completed in 2003, the 32,809-square-foot Howard Music Hall houses office, studio, classroom, rehearsal, and performance space for the John E. N. and Dede Howard Department of Music. Notable features include the McNamara Rehearsal Hall, Conrad Recital Hall, and studio space for percussion and jazz studies. Lower-level practice rooms are available to students during business hours without reservation. Dedicated in January 2008, the 53,000-square-foot Grewcock Student Union is the center of student life. The two-story structure houses the cafeteria, bookstore, student mail center, offices for student activities and publications, a lounge with a 100-inch flat screen television, a formal lounge and conference room, AJ’s Café, and a game area. The entire building is wireless, and any Hillsdale student can check out a laptop at the main desk. Lane and Kendall Halls at the front of campus serve as the primary academic facilities in the humanities and contain classroom space and faculty offices, as well as a special laboratory for experimental psychology. The Strosacker Science Center houses the departments of biology, chemistry and physics. The Joseph H. Moss Family Laboratory Wing, completed in 2008, is a 17,000-square-foot addition that includes a microbiology/cell biology lab, anatomy/physiology lab with human cadaver access, conservation genetics lab, water lab, greenhouse, and organic/general chemistry labs. The 32,000-square-foot Herbert Henry Dow Science Building provides additional classrooms, research laboratories and a computer lab. The Mary Randall Preschool is a circular laboratory school in which nursery school children are taught by students specializing in early childhood education and psychology. The Hillsdale Academy, a K–12 private model school, provides additional opportunities for classroom observation.

The Roche Sports Complex is a facility available to varsity athletes and the general student body alike. The building houses the 60,000-square-foot Jesse Philips Arena, which features a six-lane, 200-meter running track and basketball/volleyball court. The building also houses the John "Jack" McAvoy Natatorium, a combination pool/diving area; an exercise physiology and sports medicine facility; three racquetball courts; extensive locker room space; and a weight/fitness room. Adjacent is the 7,000-seat capacity Frank "Muddy" Waters Stadium, which features a Pro Grass Artificial Surface football field and all-weather, Olympic-quality Mondo eight-lane running track, along with outdoor tennis courts and fields for soccer, baseball and women's softball. The Sage Center for the Arts is home to the departments of art, theatre and speech. This 47,000-square-foot facility contains studios, classroom space, an exhibition gallery, a prop and scene-construction shop, a sound studio, a dance studio, graphics lab, Black Box theatre, and Markel Auditorium, a 353-seat performance hall (with orchestra pit). Completed in 2003, the 32,809-0square-foot Howard Music Hall houses office, studio, classroom, rehearsal and performance space for the John E.N. and Dede Howard Department of Music. Notable features include the McNamara Rehearsal Hall, Conrad Recital Hall, and studio space for percussion and jazz studies. Lower-level practice rooms are available to students during business hours without reservation. Dedicated in January 2008, the 53,000-square-foot Grewcock Student Union is the center of student life. The two-story structure houses the cafeteria, bookstore, student mail center, offices for student activities and publications, a 100" flat screen television lounge, formal lounge and conference room, AJ's Cafe, and game area. The entire building is wireless, and any student with an ID can check out a laptop at the main desk.

Off-Campus Opportunities

For forty years, the Washington Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP) has provided students the opportunity to participate in full-time, academically intensive internships in the nation’s capital. The program has been significantly bolstered with the 2008 establishment of the Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. Past interns and fellows have been placed in locations as challenging and rewarding as the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the White House, various think tanks including the Heritage Foundation, news and media outlets, national security agencies, lobbying firms, international trade and relations organizations, and private sector companies. Through the College’s affiliations with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Oxford Study Abroad Program, Hillsdale students are able to study abroad for a summer or a year at one of the more than thirty colleges of Oxford University. Hillsdale offers a summer business program in cooperation with Regent’s College in London, England, and the opportunity to study at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland. Science students benefit from Hillsdale’s 685-acre field research laboratory in northern Michigan, as well as from a marine biology program in the Florida Keys, and internship opportunities with the Omaha Zoo. Foreign language students frequently study abroad in Argentina, France, Germany, and Spain. Qualified individual students who wish to study in another country for a semester or a year are assisted by their faculty adviser and the registrar in planning a program that enables them to gain academic credit as well as take full advantage of their experience.

Student Organizations & Activities

Hillsdale's Charger athletes compete in 12 intercollegiate NCAA Division II varsity sports as part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). In the past 20 years, the College has produced 196 athletic and academic All-Americans, 28 conference champions, and 18 teams that have finished tenth or better nationally. An active intramural program is also available. Four national fraternities, three national sororities, and more than 70 other social, academic, spiritual and service organizations provide Hillsdale students with a diverse array of co-curricular opportunities. A resident drama troupe and dance company, a concert choir and chamber chorale, a jazz program with big band and combos, instrumental chamber ensembles from string quartets to percussion ensemble, and a College-community orchestra and band constitute the College's performing arts organizations.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Cooperative
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Students Say

“There isn’t, frankly, a ton to ‘do’ in the area,” but “Hillsdale students are good company, and going out to dinner with some good friends, attending a sorority or fraternity function if you’re a member, going to an informal reading group at a professor ’s house, seeing the visiting theater performance or a student performance, taking the occasional road trip to Ann Arbor or a fancy mall—these are kinds of things the Hillsdale students I know do in their spare time.” “If given the opportunity, students will often travel to Ann Arbor to get foods like Chipotle,” and most students feel they “have yet to be bored.” Some students think that the town of Hillsdale is “uninspiring,” but others “love the quaint, small town feel. Other than the plethora of on-campus events, Hillsdale township boasts a movie theater, bowling alley, skating rink, and a recently upgraded bar with nightly music.” Students at Hillsdale appreciate “the self-sustaining religious sincerity” on campus. Students note that “time management is ESSENTIAL” and that “relaxing on the weekend usually consists of drinking because there isn’t really anything else to do,” while noting furthermore that “since the administration is strict on drinking and partying, people often host parties at off campus houses and drink there.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
48
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

26% join a fraternity
37% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

35% participate in intramural sports
22% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Chargers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Riflery
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Chargers)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Margaret Braman
Visit coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
33 East College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Phone
5176072327

Email
admissions@hillsdale.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Quad (outdoor quadrangle)
Sage Center for the Arts
Howard Music Hall
Sports Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Baw Beese
Broad Street Tavern
Checker Records (coffee house)
Jilly Beans (coffee house)
Super Wal Mart (shopping center)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5176072327

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@hillsdale.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The college provides a shuttle service to and from area airports (Detroit, Toledo) and the bus and train station in Jackson, MI.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/directions

Local Accommodations
Dow Conference Center at Hillsdale College $85/night Days Inn $75/night Grayfield Inn $100-$200/night Hillsdale Motel $60/night