Hillsdale College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 by Free Will Baptists, a group of Christians who believed in free will and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. The college was established to provide a liberal arts education to students of all backgrounds. Hillsdale quickly gained a reputation as an excellent educational institution, and its students were known for their rigorous academic standards. In 1853, the college had its first graduating class of seven students.

Over the ensuing decades, Hillsdale College continued to grow and expand its curriculum offerings. In 1855, the college began offering courses in biology and chemistry. By 1880, it had added departments of physics, mathematics, modern languages, history and philosophy. During this time period, the college also saw an increase in enrollment with over 400 students enrolled by 1890. In 1903, Hillsdale College received accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools which allowed it to offer degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In 1945, Hillsdale College moved from its original location in Michigan to a new campus in Arizona which allowed for further growth and expansion of programs offered by the school. Over time more departments were added such as business administration, education and social sciences. With these additions came an influx of new faculty members that helped expand student learning opportunities even further. Today Hillsdale College is known as one of America’s premier liberal arts colleges with a strong commitment to academic excellence and traditional values such as liberty and personal responsibility.

Hillsdale College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Hillsdale College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Hillsdale College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Hillsdale College is a private, liberal arts college located in Hillsdale, Michigan. It has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students and offers 33 majors and 34 minors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

The acceptance rate for Hillsdale College is around 57%. This rate is slightly higher than the national average for private institutions. Of those accepted, the average SAT score of enrolled students is 1320 (out of 1600), and the average ACT score is 28 (out of 36). The college also boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, which means students have access to individualized attention from their professors. Hillsdale College takes pride in its diverse student body with 21% being international students coming from over 30 countries. Additionally, 17% of its student body identify as racially or ethnically diverse.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

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Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 58%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,865
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 1,076
Female applicants accepted N/A
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Freshman enrollment 395
Female freshman enrollment 202
Male freshman enrollment 193
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 40
Students accepting place on wait list 30
Students accepted from wait list 4

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 64%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 46%
SAT Critical Reading average score 680
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 630-740
SAT Math average score 620
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 570-700
SAT Writing average score 650
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 590-720
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 56%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-32
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 24-30