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Business and education claim nearly half of all undergraduates at Hastings College, a small Presbyterian school in southern Nebraska. Hastings doesn't just produce specialists, though; a thorough slate of liberal arts requirements and "a wide variety of classes" ensures that all are exposed to what one student terms "the most comprehensive program for personal and professional development available in the United States." Hastings' size and "small town atmosphere" usually works to students' benefit, and "you can become whatever you want and [the school] will help you every step of the way." "It is extremely unusual for teachers to not know the names of the students in their classes within the first two weeks," says a student. "Hastings is such a great place; there are so many opportunities to take advantage of," says one student. The school "really caters to the students, doing anything to make them feel comfortable here." Indeed, professors here "make themselves readily available nearly 24 hours per day," and they truly "strive to help you succeed and work to your full potential." Hastings boasts "top-of-the-line labs and classrooms," however, as is the case at many small schools, "There are only so many chances to take certain classes." As a result, scheduling ahead is highly recommended. The administration "seems to be very open to opinions and suggestions from the students."

Student Body

The population is mostly white at Hastings, a circumstance "reflective of the greater region" of the school's location. Most here are "from Nebraska or Colorado" and "come from a Christian background," and they appropriately are "[ones] who likes the small school vibe."There is "a small minority population at Hastings" that is "treated with great respect," including "a good amount of exchange students." Still, everyone here knows each other and "fit in because everyone is kind and very welcoming." Many students are on athletic teams, and "If they don't play a sport they are very involved in clubs and other activities."

Campus Life

Life at HC is kind of relaxed. Students "are really dedicated to their studying" during the week, but "by the time the weekend comes around, we all just want to unwind." "I party with friends, go to the local coffee shop, have movie nights, play Wii, dance, play sand volleyball, and just hang out," a student explains. Even though Hastings is a dry campus, "we have a fair share of our parties," though parties "aren't the only thing going on," and "many students don't drink at all." Because it is a small town, "students find interesting ways to entertain themselves," though "the school gives many opportunities on campus during the weekends" and has "numerous organizations and groups to choose from." Many students are involved in some activity associated with the college, such as "dances, dinners, homecoming, talent shows, tournaments, a parade, and many other fun things that go on throughout the year!" Also, "Anyone with a car and an enthusiasm for the outdoors (hunting, fishing, bird watching) is within range of many a good place to go."

Overview

Applicants
1,564
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
30%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 605
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
123
with Terminal Degree
68

73
Men
50
Women
2
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • German Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Speech Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

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

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Clayton Anderson '81
NASA Astronaut

Dr. Mary Wheat Gray '59
Chair, American University Dept. Math/Statistics

Gary Anderson '65
Two time Olympic gold medalist in rifle shooting

George Lundeen '71
Sculptor

Michael Hancock '91
Denver City Counil member, District 11

Dr. Tom Osborne '59
US Congressman; former Univ. of NE football coach

Bill Barrett '51
former US Congressman

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,371

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,592

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,466

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,245

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,300
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$730

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,700
Transportation for Commuters
$630

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,080
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,091
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

46% female
54% male
28% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
73%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
10

25% join a fraternity
37% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Broncos)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Broncos)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Karla Jones
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901

Phone
(402) 461-7315


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fleharty Educational Center and weight room
Hazelrigg Student Union
Perkins Library
Gray Center of Communication Arts
Dorm lounges

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blue Moon Coffee Shop
Movie Theaters
YMCA/Champions Recreation Club
Burlington Express

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
when school is in session

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
kjones@hastings.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
When school is in session

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hastings is served by Amtrak and a taxi service. Grand Island, 25 miles away, has a regional airport. Lincoln, 90 miles away, has a larger airport served by major carriers.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Hastings College is approximately 15 miles south of Interstate 80 in south central Nebraska.

Local Accommodations
Hastings is served by several local and national chain hotels.


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