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Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,486
   Women738 (49.7%)
   Men748 (50.3%)
Graduate Students40


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate45% of 1,934 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineApril 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.77
SAT Math636 average
570-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading681 average
620-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing664 average
610-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$38,922
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met60%
Average Freshman Award$15,323
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes


Hillsdale Population8,207
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 71% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities34% of women participate
Fraternities 29% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.93.7% Unknown
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning94.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.70 4.00 668 680 28
Low 2.80 2.80 550 620 22
High 4.00 4.70 770 750 32
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• Hillsdale College distributes a monthly speech digest, Imprimis (Latin for "In the First Place"), to a readership of more than 2.6 million.
• Hillsdale College was the first American college to prohibit in its charter any discrimination based on race, sex, or national origin.
• Hillsdale College sent a larger percentage of its students to fight for the Union in the Civil War than any other American college or university except West Point.

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