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Hillsdale College is a private institution that was founded in 1844. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,457, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 220 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hillsdale College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 96. Its tuition and fees are $21,930 (2012-13).
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Hillsdale College distinguishes itself from most other academic institutions by its rigorous, traditional, liberal arts, core curriculum and its principled determination never to accept federal taxpayer funding. Hillsdale's core curriculum contains the essence of the classical liberal arts education. Through it, our students are introduced to the history, the philosophical and theological ideas, the works of literature, and the scientific discoveries that set Western Civilization apart. As explained in the Hillsdale mission statement, "The College considers itself a trustee of modern man's intellectual and spiritual inheritance from the Judeo-Christian faith and Greco-Roman culture, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law".
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Hillsdale College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are January 1 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Hillsdale College is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 41.9 percent and an early acceptance rate of 43.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||41.9%|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Hillsdale College is 10:1, and the school has 67.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hillsdale College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; History; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 93.5 percent.
Hillsdale College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,457, with a gender distribution of 47.8 percent male students and 52.2 percent female students. At this school, 85.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15.0 percent of students live off campus. Hillsdale College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Hillsdale College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Hillsdale College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hillsdale College, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Hillsdale College.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Hillsdale College, 41.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,860.
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|Tuition and fees||$21,930 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,640 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data