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Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate21%

Hillsdale College Academics

Hillsdale College requires a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate with 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 87% of students who start college at Hillsdale College graduate within six years.

Hillsdale College true.

Academic Options Yes No Note
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 Do I Have To Take 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 required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
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.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. Hillsdale College false.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 a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hillsdale College

Does Hillsdale College Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with Hillsdale College directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Hillsdale College Offer Online Classes?

❌ Hillsdale College false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Hillsdale College Give AP Credit?

✅ Hillsdale College true 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 true for highly-qualified applicants, but false. 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. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College Library

The main library on campus is the Michael Alex Mossey Library.

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 university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Hillsdale College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 15
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