This is what college is meant to be
The founders of Hillsdale College set out to provide “a literary, scientific, and theological education” combined with “such moral and social instruction as will best develop the minds and improve the hearts of its pupils.” Through our rigorous core curriculum, you’ll study the great ideas and thinkers that have defined Western Civilization from ancient times to the present. You’ll strengthen your faith as you engage in respectful dialogue with students of other faith traditions and participate in student-led religious services and activities. You’ll shape your character through the vast array of student life organizations and community service opportunities. You’ll find that the education you receive at Hillsdale gives you the freedom to pursue a multitude of paths after graduation. A Hillsdale education equips you to not only lead but to live—live a good life in your home, your workplace, and your community.
Visiting Hillsdale College is the best way to experience the many unique elements of this undergraduate community. Schedule a campus visit online at hillsdale.edu/visit.
Ranked among the top 100 liberal arts schools in the nation | U.S. News & World Report
Ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation for “best value” | Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
One of The Best 386 Colleges in the nation | The Princeton Review
One of the “Top 50 Colleges in the Midwest” | Forbes
#5 “Best College Newspaper in the Nation” | The Princeton Review
Through Hillsdale College’s core curriculum, you’ll immerse yourself in the liberal arts by studying and debating ideas from ancient times to the present in literature, history, philosophy, logic, rhetoric, and theology. You’ll gain scientific literacy and appreciate science’s everyday applications through mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll read America’s founding documents and come to understand the American experiment of self-government under law through our US Constitution core course. You’ll learn how to make informed health and wellness decisions through our physical wellness dynamics course. And as seniors, you’ll synthesize all you’ve learned through the Senior Capstone, led by the College president.
“Hillsdale has given me an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of masters, formulate my own conclusions, and learn how to think. I came here to explore the unknown and find out who I truly am."
“Hillsdale has refined my ability to write well, read critically, think creatively, communicate effectively, and learn more rewardingly. The four pillars of Hillsdale—learning, character, faith, and freedom—have deeply formed me and will continue to impact me for the rest of my life.”
“My Hillsdale education has given me an understanding of how ideas connect, and it helped me find my niche.”
“Hillsdale’s professors and coaches help you find opportunities to grow from a challenge. You become more capable, more willing to give yourself to others. It’s really true that strength rejoices in the challenge.”