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Hillsdale College Named One Of Nation's "Best 384 Colleges"


Hillsdale College Named One Of Nation's "Best 384 Colleges"

The Princeton Review gives Hillsdale high marks in key academic, campus life rankings

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HILLSDALE, Mich., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College has again been ranked among the nation's "Best 384 Colleges" by The Princeton Review. Released on August 6, the annual rankings also name Hillsdale among the best colleges in the Midwest and rank it highly on various lists related to the quality of its academics and student life.

Students walk past Central Hall on the campus of Hillsdale College. The cast-iron bell inside the tower was made for the college from Civil War bullets in 1875.

"We are pleased to see Hillsdale College once again named as one of the best academic institutions in the country by The Princeton Review," said David Whalen, Hillsdale College provost. "We work to create a rigorous and rewarding college experience for our students, which is an essential part of our mission to provide an outstanding classical liberal arts education."

In addition to profiling the nation's 384 best colleges, The Princeton Review produces lists of the top 20 schools in various categories. On these lists, Hillsdale College was ranked:

  • 3 for Most Conservative Students
  • 4 for Students Most Engaged in Community Service (increase from 9 in 2018)
  • 5 for Best College Newspaper (increase from 7 in 2018)
  • 5 for Most Religious Students
  • 9 for Professors Get High Marks
  • 9 for Most Politically Active Students
  • 16 for Most Accessible Professors
  • 18 for Most Active Student Government

Colleges are also given ratings on a scale of 60-99 in eight categories based on institutional data collected during the 2017-18 academic year and/or a student survey conducted by The Princeton Review. Hillsdale College scored highly in many categories, including:

  • 98 for Professor Accessibility
  • 98 for Interesting Professors
  • 94 for Academics
  • 90 for Quality of Life

Click here to view Hillsdale College's profile by The Princeton Review.

About Hillsdale College 
Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.8 million. For more information visit

About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college-admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.

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