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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the location of Hillsdale- it's far away from distractions and helps me really get to know my peers and my professors. I really like how safe and nurturing it is, but it can be difficult to access things like shopping, transportation, etc. The people are very kind and welcoming, but I do think there's a lack of diversity and worldly discussion. In general, people agree on the same things, live similarly, etc. I think it would be good for the whole campus to be more exposed to different cultures, point of views, opinions, etc. rather than just reinforcing what most kids already come to the school believing. I do get a lot of help from my professors, which I had a hard time finding at the state school where I transferred from. Overall it's a great school, I absolutely love the snow and the new experience coming from the west coast, but I think it could benefit from some diversity.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Without a doubt our professors care deeply about their students. By in large the professors are also very excellent in class. Office hours are very helpful, even crucial to a good Hillsdale experience

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great connections and help from the school. The only way it will get better is with time as students continue to spread out across the country and world.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safest place on earth. There have been no student thefts in about 11 years. People save their spots in cafe/library with macbooks and wallets

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5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I loved living in Simpson dorm my first two years. Great community all around. Tons of fun (and shenanigans)

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I didn't join. Our Music fraternity and sororitiy are great

4 College Senior

Athletics: Pretty high student involvement. Almost everyone either plays a varsity, club, or IM sport.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The commitment to the Liberal Arts at Hillsdale College, i.e., understanding what makes us human and therefore how best to live fulfilling lives, and the way in which all of my studies speak to this question, is what makes Hillsdale unique. The professors are also incredible. I have had 3 hour lunches 1 on 1 with my professors in our cafeteria; I meet with them regularly in their office; I have even had a beer with my German Professor at a local bar. The students. The students here cap off why attending Hillsdale is one of the most enjoyable and fruitful experiences of my life. They are friendly, helpful, challenging, intelligent, and always pushing me to new heights.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: As for Fraternities, Hillsdale College has four: Sigma Chi, ATO, DTD and DSP. Of these four the only fraternity respected by it's other chapters is sigma chi. With that said, each fraternity has its positives and negatives. I'm proud to be a Sigma Chi

4 College Freshman

Athletics: For being a small liberal arts college with 1400 students, Hillsdale College competes in Division II of NCAA Athletics. Students rally behind basketball, baseball, volleyball and softball. Football is supported but does not carry as much as those previously listed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is unlike any other school in America. This school is a small liberal arts college focused on the betterment of the men and women enrolled. The core is what makes Hillsdale College stand out. You read historical texts and great books in detail and have enlightening discussions both inside and outside the classroom. The social atmosphere is one of maturity and intelligence while at the same time being extraordinarily fun.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like college housing but really can't wait to live in an off campus house next school year.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are great, but there isn't much support for them from the student body.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's extremely safe, I don't even lock my doors...

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Once you find you way and niche of people on campus it is so much better than any state school or other private institutions.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Hillsdale degree sets you up for the future like no other.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The newer dorms are fantastic, the older ones are pretty average. There's a great mix of people in the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I generally enjoy those in Greek Life. There's a fraternity or sorority for everyone here.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I play a sport here and it's probably the best part about being here!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You're going to have your tough classes and then there are the classes that you will really enjoy. There will be a week where it'll be a grind and you will struggle a bit but other than that the course load is very manageable. Most professors are exceptional.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my classes and professors have been excellent so far. Professors are required to teach all classes and hold regular office hours. In my experience, they are eager to teach and discuss in office hours -- they're truly passionate about their subjects. Class sizes are pretty small -- my biggest class had about 20 or 25 students and my smallest had 9.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hillsdale's small size allows it to offer students a close network of alumni, donors, and friends of the school. It has a vibrant internship program in Washington, D.C. and several study-abroad opportunities. The career services center is very helpful -- the staff really gets to know students and frequently hosts (free!) lunches for students to learn about an aspect of applying for job or internship -- e.g. how to write a resume, how to prepare for an interview, etc.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've only lived in one dorm (McIntyre), and it's been a great experience -- free washing machines (not true in all the dorms), spacious rooms, two full-size kitchens and two kitchenettes for cooking. This dorm was just renovated over the summer, so admittedly not all the dorms have these amenities.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek houses put on several fundraisers and charity events per semester. About a third of the student body participates in Greek life -- generally there is some prestige in joining, but no pressure to do so.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hillsdale participates in Division II sports (impressive for its small size). Some varsity teams are top-notch (e.g. women's cross-country), others not so much (e.g. football). School spirit is pretty good, and the school makes an effort to boost fan support by hosting rallies, bookstore discounts after a victory, etc. Hillsdale also has a variety of intramural and club sports.

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