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Hillsdale College Data & Information Overview

100 awards Ranking Badges
36% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Hillsdale College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Hillsdale College Ranked?

2023 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 100 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Hillsdale College was not ranked in College Factual's 2023 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hillsdale College?

36% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hillsdale College is a competitive 36%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 41% 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 650 and 740. Math scores were between 640 and 723.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hillsdale College  ( 650 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for Hillsdale College  ( 640 to 723 )
Hillsdale College received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Hillsdale College  ( 29 to 33 )

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Hillsdale College Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

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 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hillsdale College

97% Freshmen Retention
79% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hillsdale College has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Hillsdale College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 79%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  79 out of 100

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Hillsdale College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,423 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,466 undergraduates at Hillsdale College with 1,423 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

How Much Does Hillsdale College Cost?

29% Take Out Loans
$43,596 Total Student Loans

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 29% of students took out student loans averaging $10,899 a year. That adds up to $43,596 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Hillsdale College Graduates Make?

Average Earnings Boost

Location of Hillsdale College

Michigan State
1,423 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

Hillsdale College Majors

30 Majors With Completions
416 Undergraduate Degrees
15 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Hillsdale College. Of these students, 416 received undergraduate degrees and 15 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
Political Science & Government 39 NA
Economics 34 NA
History 31 NA
General English Literature 30 NA
Finance & Financial Management 23 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 21 NA
General Biology 20 NA
General Psychology 17 NA
Romance Languages 17 NA
Philosophy 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Hillsdale College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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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.


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