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Hillsdale College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

Hillsdale College currently, it has a student population of 1,400 students. The admissions policy is selective and the acceptance rate is around 41%.

  • UG students can apply online or offline through any of the 3 application modes available
  • PG students can apply online through the Graduate Online Application.
  • The application fee for international students is $35 for UG students and $ 25 for PG students. This application fee is waived in UG course if applying through the online portal.


Application PortalUG: Online/Common application, Paper application
PG: Online
Application FeeUG :$ 35 (Waived for online applications)
PG : $ 25
Acceptance Rate41.5%
Average SAT Score1370
Average ACT Score31
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring

Hillsdale College Admission Deadlines

Hillsdale College accepts applications for the Fall and Spring semester for UG and MA applicants and only Fall semester for Ph.D. applicants. The last dates for applications are mentioned below :

Course NameDeadlines
Undergraduate CoursesFall: Early Decision: Nov 1
Regular Decision : Decision:
Spring: Dec 15
Postgraduate CoursesFall: Dec 15
Spring (MA only): Oct 15

Hillsdale College International Admissions

International students who wish to apply to Hillsdale College need to also fulfill the following requirement to be eligible for admission.

Admission Requirements for International Students

International students must ensure that they submit:

  • TOEFL scores (optional)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts/mark sheets, translated in English if transcripts are in a language other than English
  • SAT, ACT or CLT scores

English Language Requirements for International Students:

International students may demonstrate their proficiency in the English language by submitting their TOEFL scores, but this is optional.

Visa Process for International Students

  • Submit a supporting bank letter/ Certification of Finances, a copy of Passport or national ID.
  • Obtain Form I-20 from the University.
  • Apply for F-1 Visa
  • Schedule visa interview

Hillsdale College Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers various UG programs in the field of arts and sciences. The basic admission procedure for these courses is the same.

Where to Apply Online application, Apply via the common application or to download and fill in the paper application

Application Fee: $ 35 (Waived for online applications)

Academic Requirements:

  • Labeled high school transcripts
    • English translation of the transcripts, if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement/essay
  • GPA: 3.89
  • SAT/ACT/CLT score
    • SAT Score: 1370
    • ACT Score: 31

Hillsdale College Graduate Admissions

The Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship of the Hillsdale College offers a Master of Arts in Politics. The requirements and procedure of admission are mentioned below:

Where to apply: Graduate School Online Application

Application Fee: USD 25

Academic Requirements:

  • GRE Score: Median verbal score- 161
    • GRE Code: 1295
  • GPA: 3.97
  • TOEFL score may be sent but they are optional.

Supporting Documents:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Sample of written work (preferably academic work)
  • Statement of interest including a short intellectual autobiography (not more than 500 words)

Students applying for Early admissions are sent a decision mail by early December. Regular admissions decision are mailed within 4 weeks of application submissions. Spring admissions decisions are made within 2 weeks of application completion.

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