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Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate24%
Acceptance Rate24%

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Hillsdale, Michigan. Hillsdale College was founded in 1844. The college currently enrolls around 1,612 students per year, including 1,525 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hillsdale College

It is extremely difficult to get into Hillsdale College. The acceptance rate at Hillsdale College is 24%. Out of 2,994 applications received in 2022, 709 students were offered admission.

Hillsdale College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 24%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 38%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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Hillsdale College is locatedin Hillsdale, Michigan,.

If you would like to see Hillsdale College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-69, I-90 to Hillsdale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan (DTW).

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College Info

33 East College Street Hillsdale, MI 49242-1298

Campus Setting: Small Town

Hillsdale College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hillsdale College is Mar 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hillsdale College is Mar 15.

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Hillsdale College ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


30 to 34


30 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hillsdale College is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Hillsdale College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hillsdale College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1495


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

680 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1495 and Above


1340 to 1495


1340 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hillsdale College students is 1421. Applicants with SAT scores of 1495 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hillsdale College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1495 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hillsdale College.

Hillsdale College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hillsdale College is like? There are approximately 1,602 students enrolled at Hillsdale College, including 1,515 undergraduate students and 87 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from MI and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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