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Hastings College
Hastings, NE
Hastings, founded in 1882, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 88-acre campus is located in a residential area of Hastings, 100 miles from Lincoln.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,183
   Women 574 (48.5%)
   Men 609 (51.5%)
Graduate Students 29
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 1,688 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 528 average
430-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 505 average
430-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $40,870
  Tuition and Fees $28,250
  Room and Board $8,880
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $22,540
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 79
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Hastings Population 25,093
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Broncos
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 27% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.9% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%