In-state Tuition: $21,980.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,980.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1980 / 29 / 3.81
Male/Female Ratio: 48:52
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Baptist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Hillsdale College is a co-educational liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. National Review has described Hillsdale as a "citadel of American conservatism." It claims to be the first American college to prohibit admissions discrimination based on race, sex, or religion in its written charter.
Most of the curriculum is based on and centered around the teaching of the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hillsdale requires every student, regardless of major, to complete a core curriculum that includes courses on the Great Books and the U.S. Constitution.
The Honors Program exists to encourage and support gifted students in becoming broadly and deeply versed in the contents and methods of inquiry of the liberal arts, especially as conveyed by the great thinkers of the Western tradition, to the full measure of their capacity.
Its interdisciplinary nature encourages students to explore the common threads that link fields of intellectual inquiry. Knowledge cannot really be parceled into discrete categories.
No question is ever simply a political, economic, religious, moral, business, aesthetic, or scientific issue; all questions embrace many of these categories. The goal of the Honors Program is to recruit and to encourage students who eagerly desire to understand the interrelation and interdependency of all knowledge.
Hillsdale College was established as Michigan Central College in Spring Arbor, Michigan, on December 4, 1844. In 1853, the college moved to Hillsdale, Michigan and assumed its current name. Hillsdale was founded by Freewill Baptists. In the nineteenth century Hillsdale and Bates College in Maine were the only American colleges affiliated with the denomination.
Hillsdale no longer has any denominational affiliation, and Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Oklahoma was founded after Hillsdale College disaffiliated itself with the denomination. Among others, George Harvey Ball, later founder of Keuka College and the Ball Brothers (founders of Ball Corporation and benefactors of Ball State University) played active roles in founding and sustaining Hillsdale College, respectively.
Black students were admitted immediately after the college's 1844 founding, and the College became the second school in the nation to grant four-year liberal arts degrees to women. Many Hillsdale students served in the Union army during the American Civil War. A higher percentage of Hillsdale students enlisted than from any other Michigan college.
Hillsdale's 200-acre (81 ha) campus contains multiple instructional and office buildings, thirteen residence halls, six fraternity and sorority houses, an athletic complex, music hall, arts center, conference center, hotel, and preschool. Hillsdale College also manages Hillsdale Academy, a private K-12 liberal arts school.
Present faculty Larry P. Arnn, educator and political scientist Michael Bauman, theology Allan C. Carlson, historian Burton Folsom, economic historian Gary L. Wolfram, economist and public policy analyst Visiting faculty and fellows Sir Martin Gilbert, official biographer of Winston Churchill and twentieth-century historian Victor Davis Hanson, classicist and war historian D. G. Hart, religious and social historian Mark Helprin, novelist and intelligence expert Carl F.H. Henry, theologian Stephen Markman, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court David McCullough.
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