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Hastings College

Hastings, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About Hastings College

Hastings College Overview

Hastings College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Hastings, Nebraska. Hastings College was founded in 1882 and the school now enrolls around 948 students a year, including 924 undergrad students. Hastings College ensures on-campus housing for up to 779 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hastings College!

Love music or performing? At Hastings College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hastings College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Hastings College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Hastings College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hastings College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hastings College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Tuition $32,600
Percent of Need Met 81.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $29,898

Is Hastings College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Hastings College offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hastings College

It is moderately difficult to get into Hastings College. Hastings College admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,226 students applied to Hastings College and 1,578 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hastings College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 69% of students who start at Hastings College return for their second year of college. Around 49% of students who started at Hastings College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Hastings College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Hastings College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 70% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Hastings College grads have an average starting salary of $36,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Hastings College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Hastings College's endowment was $103.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Hastings College spends about $8,141 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hastings College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hastings College meets 81.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Hastings College full-time are awarded $29,898 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $32,017 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hastings College.

Based on this information, how does Hastings College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hastings College a good school for you?

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Where is Hastings College Located?

Hastings College is located in the small town setting of Hastings, Nebraska.

If you are interested in seeing Hastings College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Hastings, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Grand Island Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hastings College and Hastings are like without leaving home.

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College Info

710 North Turner Avenue Hastings, NE 68901

Campus Setting: Small Town

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Wondering what life at Hastings College is like? There are approximately 946 students enrolled at Hastings College, including 924 undergraduate students and 22 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from NE and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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