Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI 49242


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,526
Religious affiliation Undenominational
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,089 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Hillsdale College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,934 applications and only 874 students were granted admission. Hillsdale College is at the #43 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 80% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 30% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1190 to 1440
ACT28 to 32

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Hillsdale College's tuition was $24,670 for all students regardless of residency (7.9% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Hillsdale College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. -- of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Hillsdale College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Hillsdale College has enrolled a total of 1,526 students (1,469 students full-time and 57 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,526 students, 15 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 1,486 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 40 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%

Two or more races: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Hispanic: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

White: 0%

Black/African American: 0%

Asian: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Hillsdale College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 19% 32
Social Sciences 17% 28
English Language And Literature/letters 8% 14
History 7% 12
Philosophy And Religious Studies 6% 10
Mathematics And Statistics 4% 6
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 6
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 6
Psychology 1% 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Hillsdale College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Hillsdale College.

Spring Arbor University
19.3 mile away
Albion College
22.2 mile away
Trine University
28.2 mile away
Adrian College
29.6 mile away
Siena Heights University
31.8 mile away
Olivet College
38 mile away
Defiance College
46 mile away
Lourdes University
50.1 mile away