Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)

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Chuck Grimmett


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Hillsdale College is ranked 22 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 36 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 40%
Applicants who took ACT 98%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+49%
600-69937%
600+86%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69956%
600+71%

ACT Score

30-3651%
24-2947%
24+98%

Students applied1,859
Students admitted930
Admission rate50%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate64%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$24,670
Fees$852
Room and board$10,200
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$36,922

Cost after need-based aid$28,843
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,929

Average debt at graduation$26,225

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$35,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met65%
Average need-based aid$8,079
Average non-need-based aid$5,993

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,490

Full-Time

Men702
Women749

Part-Time

Men21
Women18

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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