Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is a private, residential, coeducational, nonsectarian Christian, "Best Value" classical liberal arts college of 1,460 students located on a picturesque 400-acre campus in southern Michigan. All students enroll in a rigorous, structured core curriculum rooted in the enduring truths of the Western tradition. More than 100 student organizations, as well as athletic teams and fine arts ensembles, contribute to a vibrant student life that is animated by an Honor Code committing students to the goal of self-government. Graduates leave the College shaped by an experience purposed to "develop the minds and improve the hearts."
At Hillsdale College, we believe education is about far more than just preparing for a career. Our founders committed to providing an outstanding education that would offer “such moral, social and artistic instruction and culture as will best develop the minds and improve the
hearts of the students,” and to “teach by precept and example the essentials of the Christian faith.” At Hillsdale, you will immerse yourself in the rich spiritual and intellectual inheritance passed down through generations of Western Civilization and Christian communities, which will not only expand your mind, but also change your heart.
The ideas you discuss in the classroom will provide new perspectives and help to shape your character. You’ll be guided by professors who care deeply about your growth, and by peers who will support and uplift you on your journey. You’ll develop the ability to distinguish liberty from
license and to use the knowledge you’ve acquired for the highest good. You will begin to make “earth better and heaven richer,” in the words of one of our oldest College documents. And as your years as a Hillsdale student come to an end, you’ll leave our beautiful campus better
prepared—heart and mind—to face the challenges ahead.
Experience life at Hillsdale, where you’ll find a community of people pursuing the highest things. Individual campus visits are available by appointment Monday-Friday throughout the academic year, as well as select Saturday mornings. Visit programs are also available. Explore opportunities and schedule your visit online at hillsdale.edu/visit.