Nationally Ranked

for Academic Quality and Cost

“Students come to Hillsdale College looking not for trends or fads, but for a rock-solid education rooted in permanent goods and truths.”
— Dr. David Whalen, provost of Hillsdale College

Placement Rate

Hillsdale graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.


Retention Rate

94% of freshman return for their second year.


Financial Aid

95% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Hillsdale class sizes average 15 students.

Why Hillsdale?

To seek truth. To cultivate beauty. To pursue the good. Learn how a Hillsdale education can help you understand what is highest and best in this life.

What Makes Hillsdale Unique?

Independent from the start.
Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is unique among American colleges and universities because of its rigorous, classical liberal arts Core Curriculum, and its principled refusal of all taxpayer funding—even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. We’re proud to offer living proof that integrity and self-government matters, and equally proud to partner with students whose intellectual exuberance and academic diligence energize our campus every day.

What college is meant to be.
Hillsdale’s rigorous Core Curriculum requires every student to study history, fine arts, natural sciences, the U.S. Constitution, and the Great Books—in other words, you’ll learn about what really matters, and has for centuries: the good, beautiful, and true. You’ll think harder and work harder than you ever have, and discover how studying good things for their own sake is exhilarating—and the best preparation for life.

E Pluribus Hillsdale.
Hillsdale friendships form fast and endure, and the reasons why go to the heart of what makes us different. Our Honor Code governs both personal and academic behavior. Our culture encourages genuine interest in the ideas, beliefs, and perspectives of others. And our demanding, discourse-driven curriculum is a powerful bonding experience. The conversations and tight-knit community you experience on our campus will become models for the rest of your life.

A Glimpse of Student Life

Hillsdale’s impressive extracurricular life—from Division II sports to Greek life to music performance—offers you plenty of opportunities to grow and discover your talents.

Learn More About Hillsdale

If you are ready to work harder than you ever have, learn more than you ever have, become better than you ever have, and have more fun than you ever have, then a Hillsdale education may be right for you. Please fill out the short form below. We’re looking forward to meeting you.