Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

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Pursuing Truth and Defending Liberty Since 1844

The founders of Hillsdale College set out to provide “a literary, scientific, [and] theological education” combined with “such moral and social instruction [that] 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 our vast array of student life organizations and community volunteer opportunities. You’ll find that the education you receive at Hillsdale gives you the freedom to pursue a multitude of paths after graduation. Hillsdale equips you not only to lead but to live a good life in your home, in your workplace, and in your community.

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Ranked among the top 50 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 100 Colleges in the Nation” | Forbes


#2 “Best College Newspaper in the Nation” | The Princeton Review

Sound learning

At Hillsdale College, faith and learning are inextricably linked. Our Christian founders set out to establish a college at which “it shall be a conspicuous aim to teach by precept and example the essentials of the Christian faith and religion.” From residence hall Bible studies to religious campus organizations to weekly worship gatherings, student-led opportunities abound for you to live out your faith. Our brand-new Christ Chapel provides a magnificent setting for religious activities and worship services, and local churches warmly welcome Hillsdale College students as well. At Hillsdale, you’ll find a supportive and respectful environment in which you can learn and grow in your faith.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The people who come to Hillsdale—the influence they have on you and the good example they set—are very important to me. Everyone is just kind, gentle, and helpful."

    • Juan Vargas-Hernandez ’21
  • “I couldn’t be happier with my choice to learn and mature in a place where my faith is respected and held to a high standard."

    • Anne Hotz, ’18
  • “If anyone is interested in big ideas and discussing them with others who care—honestly care—that their ideas have consequences and are striving to find the best ones, I know of no place better for their education than Hillsdale.”

    • Josiah Kollmeyer ’14
      Harvard Law School
  • “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.”

    • Braden VanDyke ’20