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Hillsdale College

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

Hillsdale College Academics

Hillsdale College requires at least 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Hillsdale College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Hillsdale College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Hillsdale College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 88% of students who start college at Hillsdale College complete all the credits required within six years.

Hillsdale College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Hillsdale College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Hillsdale College?

Hillsdale College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Hillsdale College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Hillsdale College

When choosing a major, Hillsdale College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Hillsdale College.

Student Designed Majors

Hillsdale College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Hillsdale College does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hillsdale College

Does Hillsdale College Offer Learning Disability Services?

❌ Hillsdale College does not offer services for students with disabilities.

Does Hillsdale College Have An Online Program?

❌ Hillsdale College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Hillsdale College Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Hillsdale College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Hillsdale College Have An Honors Program?

✅ Hillsdale College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Hillsdale College.

Does Hillsdale College Require Internships?

🟨 Hillsdale College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College Library

The main library on campus is the Michael Alex Mossey Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Hillsdale College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Hillsdale College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering


Does Hillsdale College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Hillsdale College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Campus Setting

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 15
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