Hillsdale College is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women "grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land, and believing that the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings." The College maintains independence from direct and indirect state and federal government aid. 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 faiths and Greco-Roman cultures.
The undergraduate enrollment for fall 2011 was 1,400, of whom 48 percent were men. The College draws students from 47 states and 8 foreign countries. Approximately 40 percent of students are from Michigan. The entering freshman class in 2011 had an average high school grade-point average of 3.76 and mean test scores-ACT 29 and SAT 1980-well above the national averages. The Hillsdale faculty is in a 10-to-1 ratio to students and is comprised of 124 full-time members. Each student has a faculty advisor for core and major coursework who directs the program of study and provides academic and career counseling. While teaching is their first priority, faculty members also engage in research and scholarly writing supported by summer and sabbatical leaves funded by the College, and are often invited to comment on the national scene. Special student services provided by the College include a career planning and placement office, academic tutoring, and a health service staffed by a physician and a resident nurse.
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.
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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