Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Hillsdale College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Hillsdale College was awarded 99 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

Hillsdale College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hillsdale College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Hillsdale College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 41%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 51% of students accepted to Hillsdale College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 730. Math scores were between 620 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hillsdale College  ( 660 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Hillsdale College  ( 620 to 710 )
Hillsdale College received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Hillsdale College  ( 28 to 32 )

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Hillsdale College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Hillsdale College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hillsdale College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hillsdale College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Hillsdale College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Hillsdale College for first-time, full-time students is 64%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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Hillsdale College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,468 undergraduates at Hillsdale College with 1,431 being full-time and 37 being part-time.

How Much Does Hillsdale College Cost?

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hillsdale College, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $10,780 a year. That adds up to $43,120 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Hillsdale College Graduates Make?

Location of Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hillsdale, Michigan. The surrounding location of Hillsdale is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Hillsdale College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 33 E College St, Hillsdale, MI 49242
Phone: 517-437-7341
Website: https://www.hillsdale.edu/

Hillsdale College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Hillsdale College. Of these students, 385 received undergraduate degrees and 18 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General English Literature 43 NA
Economics 40 NA
History 37 NA
Political Science & Government 31 NA
General Biology 21 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 NA
Finance & Financial Management 16 NA
Accounting 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 16 NA
Classical Languages & Literature 15 NA

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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