Website: www.hillsdale.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,468
Undergraduate
Students
(48.4%) 710 Women
(51.6%) 758 Men
53
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 2,209 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.89
SAT Math
620-725 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
693 average
655-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$42,103
Tuition and Fees
$27,578
Room and Board
$11,000
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$18,074
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,199
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
143
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Hillsdale Population
8,207
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
93.6% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies 2 4
History 3 4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
33 East College Street
City, State, Zip
Hillsdale, MI 49242-1298
Phone
(517) 607-2327
Fax
(517) 437-0190
E-mail
admissions@hillsdale.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Campus visit, college prep courses recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 2,209 applicants were admitted
Women
34% of 1,086 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 1,123 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
396 (50%) of 795 admitted students enrolled
Women
163 (44%) of 374 admitted students enrolled
Men
196 (47%) of 421 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
42% of 284 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
151
Students Accepting Wait List Position
46
Students Admitted From Wait List
30

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.89
3.75 and Above
79%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
620-725 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
37%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
693 average
655-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
51%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
67%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$42,103
Tuition and Fees
$27,578
Room and Board
$11,000
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
208 (59.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
189 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
186 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
65 (35.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$18,074
Need-Based Gift
Received by 116 (54.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,582
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 98 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,688
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 159 (94.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
145 (44.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,596

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
779 (55.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
761 (97.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
738 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
275 (43.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$18,932
Need-Based Gift
Received by 500 (65.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,915
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 457 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,919
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 596 (91.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
655 (44.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,717

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,199
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,064
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
191
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Number of Awards
43
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
194
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physics, General
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Public administration and social services, Business/marketing, English, Foreign languages and literature
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
143
Part-Time Faculty
84
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,339,868
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
359
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hillsdale Population
8,207
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
400 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.3 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, riflery, sailing, soccer
Men's Club Sports
archery, crew, equestrian sports, riflery, sailing, soccer, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, rock climbing, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, goal volunteer program, greek life, college republicans, intervarsity, students for life
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,468
Women
710 (48.4%)
Men
758 (51.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,434
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
93.6% Unknown
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
53

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
86.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 6%
Law 4%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 8%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 2%
Other 1%

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