Hastings College

518 reviews
  1. Hastings, NE
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Hastings College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
710 N Turner Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,556/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,698/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,171/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,903/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,059/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,092/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,129Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
58%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Athletic
    80%
  • Ambitious
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.20 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Small
    50%

After Hastings College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

518 reviews
  • Excellent
    48
  • Very Good
    198
  • Average
    220
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    16
Something Always Going on – Whether its a student group or a Friday evening there is always something going on. Most of the campus comes alive and everyone joins in. This makes Hastings unique but also distracting. The facilities are fabulous, the building look old but it is the vintage look that give a certain feel to the campus. The athletic center in the student lounge and the athletic center are both equipped with spectacular machines or everyone to use. The best place on campus is the library, there are rooms that allow student to study or to hold group meetings or to kill time. I love this place, plus there's free coffee!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 2 2012
Since we are such a small town many of the better off-campus dining options are actually in Grand Island, which is about a 25 minute drive. This actually isn't that inconvenient because sometimes it is nice to just get away. Hastings does have some off-campus dining that isn't fast food. I love Papa Ray's. It is the oldest pizza joint in Hastings and is family owned. Awesome wings!
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 24 2013
The sports program overshadows everything, to the point of being excessive. Most liberal arts schools are more about the academics, which is the point of attending college anyway but especially so at these schools. This is not the case here. The same year the school cut academic programs they put thousands of dollars into the sports program. They replaced the grass on the football field with turf, replaced the mascot costume despite the original being in good condition and not in need of replacement just to name a couple. We also have enough football players for 5 teams, and most players don't actually see game play until their junior year at least. They are also awarded more scholarships to play than is permitted for other students; the limit on school awarded scholarships is 2, however if you are on the football team you are awarded 3. And even after all this, the football team isn't even very good.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 31 2014