Admissions Information

The application fee is $35 for applying undergraduate school and $25 for graduate school at Hillsdale College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$35
Graduate Application Fees$25
Admission Informationhttps://www.hillsdale.edu/admissions-aid/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://apply2.hillsdale.edu/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 24.01% and the yield is 55.91%. 1,488 men and 1,506 women applied to Hillsdale and 342 men and 377 women students were accepted. Among them, 192 men and 211 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,9941,4881,506
Admitted719342377
Enrolled402192211
Acceptance Rate 24.01%22.98%25.03%
Yield 55.91%56.14%55.97%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 87 students (22% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 151 students (38%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 660 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 30 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680760
SAT Math660750
ACT Composite3034
ACT Math3335
ACT English2732
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Hillsdale College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Hillsdale College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
Hillsdale Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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