Hillsdale At A Glance
Type of School: Independent, coeducational, residential Christian liberal arts college
Size of Campus: 400 acres
Number of Students: 1,460 full-time undergraduate students
Number of Faculty: 146 faculty members; 92% with a terminal degree
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Hillsdale College offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 36 major fields of concentration as well as 39 minors. In 2012, the College established the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship, which offers MA and PhD degrees in Politics. In 2019, the Steve and Amy Van Andel School of Government was established in Washington, DC, offering an MA in Government.
Geographic Diversity: Undergraduates representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries
International Student Services: International students may access the same services available to domestic students, such as academic tutors, the writing center, health services, mental health counselors, and more.
International Student Budget: Because Hillsdale is a private college, there are no extra charges for students from outside Michigan.
• Tuition and Fees: $28,170
• Room and Board: $11,910
• Other Fees: $1,312
• Books and Supplies: $1,200
Financial Aid: International students are eligible for merit scholarships based on the strength of their application. There are also some scholarships available specifically for international students. These awards are based on academic achievement and financial need. Aid may cover up to the cost of tuition. Financial aid from Hillsdale College is awarded without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national or ethnic origin.
Test Score Requirements: Students who come from non-English speaking cultures must show proficiency in the English language. Hillsdale doesn’t require a standardized test for spring and fall 2021 applications. However, students may complete level 108 at an English as a Second Language (ESL) center with a proficiency and motivational score of at least 15 each; score at least 560 (paper based), 220 (computer based), or 83 (internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or score at least 83 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
Application Deadlines and Fees: The application fee is waived with our online application at hillsdale.edu/apply. Students may also apply using the Common Application. Paper applications may be downloaded from our website. There is a nonrefundable $35 fee that must accompany applications submitted via postal service. A $300 admission deposit is required to secure your place in the incoming class.
• Early Decision deadline: November 1
• Regular Decision deadline: April 1
• Spring admission deadline: December 15