Hillsdale College

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world rank  882

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University Overview

Established in 1844, Hillsdale College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Hillsdale (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Hillsdale College is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Hillsdale College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 178 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Hillsdale College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1844
Motto Virtus Tentamine Gaudet
Strength Rejoices in the Challenge
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 33 E College Street
49242 Michigan
United States
Tel +1 (517) 437 7341
Fax +1 (517) 607 2223

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered but not required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are considered but not required
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 33 East College Street
Hillsdale 49242
(517) 607 2327

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Hillsdale College's Library
Hillsdale College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 275,174 physical volumes, 22,426 physical media, 134,155 digital/electronic medium and 235 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Hillsdale College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,032 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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