College Profile

Founded: 1844
Location: Hillsdale, MI
Type of college: Four-year, independent, liberal arts, coeducational, residential, non-sectarian
Size of campus: 400 acres, 84 buildings
Housing: Thirteen single-sex residence halls and six Greek houses
Enrollment: 1,444 full-time students, 47% male, 53% female
Geographic Representation: 37% from Michigan, 63% representing 47 other states and eight foreign countries
Academic Year: Two semesters, late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Faculty: 124 full-time, 48 adjunct; 85% hold highest degree in their disciplines
Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Average Class Size: 15 (excludes Center for Constructive Alternatives, music lessons, thesis, choir, orchestra, and independent studies)
Freshman Retention: 96%
Graduation Rate: 76%
Placement: 94% of graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation
Majors Offered: Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computational Mathematics, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Financial Management, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Marketing Management, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Spanish, Speech, Sport Management, Sport Psychology, and Theatre (Art History, Business Administration, Classical Education, Computer Science, Dance, Early Childhood Education, and Graphic Design are offered as minors only.)
Interdisciplinary Majors: American Studies, Christian Studies, Comparative Literature, European Studies, International Studies in Business and Foreign Language, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Thought
Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Allied Health Services, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Environmental Sciences, Pre-Forestry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine and Osteopathy, Pre-Ministerial, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Off-Campus Study Programs: Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program in Washington, D.C.; Hillsdale College at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Hillsdale in Seville, Spain; Hillsdale College in Córdoba, Argentina; Hillsdale/Oxford program at Keble College, Oxford University; Hillsdale College/Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany; Hillsdale College Summer School in Würzburg, Germany; Hillsdale College at Regent’s College, London
Freshman Profile: Average test scores: 29 ACT, 1980 SAT, 54% in the top 10% of their graduating classes, average incoming GPA of 3.8
Athletics: NCAA Division II Affiliation; Member of GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
Varsity Sports, Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Indoor and Outdoor Track
Varsity Sports, Women: Basketball, Cross-Country, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Popular Student Activities: Academic Honorary Societies, Coffeehouses, College/Community Orchestra, Concert Choir, Debate Club, Hillsdale Christian Fellowship, Intramural Sports, Student Federation, TheCollegian (student newspaper), Tower Players (theatre), Young Life
Greek Life–Fraternities: Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Chi
Greek Life–Sororities: Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi
Lecture Series/Outreach Programs: Center for Constructive Alternatives, National Leadership Seminars, and Imprimis monthly speech digest
Unique Features: Hillsdale Academy (K-12 private school), Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, Slayton Arboretum, Edward Everett Prize in Oratory, Honors Program, Herbert H. Dow II Chair and Program in American Journalism
Scholarship and Financial Aid: Need-based, athletic, fine arts and need-blind academic awards available