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.

Website: www.hastings.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,183
Undergraduate
Students
(48.5%) 574 Women
(51.5%) 609 Men
29
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,678
Tuition and Fees
$30,050
Room and Board
$9,700
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$22,540
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,784
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
77
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
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Campus Life

Hastings Population
25,093
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Broncos
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
27% of men participate
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Students

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%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% 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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
710 North Turner Avenue
City, State, Zip
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone
(402) 461-7403
Fax
(402) 463-3002
E-mail
smeeske@hastings.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
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 some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
Counselor's recommendation required 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
71% of 1,688 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 839 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 849 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
412 (34%) of 1,201 admitted students enrolled
Women
186 (31%) of 599 admitted students enrolled
Men
226 (38%) of 602 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
41%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 45%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,678
Tuition and Fees
$30,050
Room and Board
$9,700
Books and Supplies
$1,134
Other Expenses
$3,794
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
Final deadline September 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002548
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
266 (91.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
230 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
230 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
56 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$22,540
Need-Based Gift
Received by 230 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,289
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 180 (78.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,153
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 52 (22.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
60 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,388

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
869 (81.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
778 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
778 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
185 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$22,923
Need-Based Gift
Received by 777 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,011
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 625 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,900
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 149 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
283 (26.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,776

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,784
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Memberships, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,736
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis, Boston University
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, 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
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
77
Part-Time Faculty
42
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
50%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% 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
263,366
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
240
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


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

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hastings Population
25,093
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
109 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.1 average low in January, 83.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Grand Island
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hastings

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
37%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security cameras at entrances and in parking lots

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Broncos
School Colors
Crimson and white

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
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball 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
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball 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    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
riflery
Men's Club Sports
riflery

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student association, student alumni ambassadors, fellowship of christian athletes, phi mu alpha sinfonia, hastings college singers
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
27% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,183
Women
574 (48.5%)
Men
609 (51.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,129
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
29

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 2%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 16%
Other 1%

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