Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

Website: www.hillsdale.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,512
Undergraduate
Students
(49.1%) 742 Women
(50.9%) 770 Men
44
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,080 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.87
SAT Math
661 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
689 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,877
Tuition and Fees
$26,742
Room and Board
$10,610
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$19,899
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,171
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
137
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
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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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 Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
No fee required
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
41% of 2,080 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 1,020 applicants were admitted
Men
41% of 1,060 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
396 (46%) of 863 admitted students enrolled
Women
198 (46%) of 433 admitted students enrolled
Men
198 (46%) of 430 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
43% of 233 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
144
Students Accepting Wait List Position
27
Students Admitted From Wait List
1

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.87
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
661 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
32%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
17%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
689 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
49%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
66%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
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
$40,877
Tuition and Fees
$26,742
Room and Board
$10,610
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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
221 (59.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
181 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
177 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
63 (35.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$19,899
Need-Based Gift
Received by 96 (54.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,735
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 141 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,825
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 168 (94.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
163 (44.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,396

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
809 (55.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
777 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
750 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
325 (43.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$19,939
Need-Based Gift
Received by 488 (65.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,471
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 535 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,996
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 685 (91.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
649 (44.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,430

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,171
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, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
956
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
183
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
41
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
Number of Awards
163
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
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, History
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
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
137
Part-Time Faculty
62
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
65%
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
2,252,656
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
312
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

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Political Science

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Political Science

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
69% 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
31%
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
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x      
Football     x x
Riflery x x x x
Soccer x   x  
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x  
Football    
Riflery x x
Soccer x  
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
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports    
Football x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, soccer
Men's Club Sports
archery, crew, equestrian sports, rugby, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, college republicans, intervarsity, students for life, american chemical society, praxis - political economy club
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,512
Women
742 (49.1%)
Men
770 (50.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,463
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
44

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Average Starting Salary
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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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