Hillsdale College is a co-educational, non-profit liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan
National Review has described Hillsdale College as “the conservative Harvard.” It was the first American college to prohibit admissions discrimination based on race, sex, or religion in its written charter. Most of the curriculum is based on and centered on the teaching of the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hillsdale requires every student, regardless of major, to complete a core curriculum that includes courses on the Great Books and the U.S. Constitution.
Hillsdale enrolls more than 1,400 students from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and eight foreign countries. The college employs 124 full-time faculty members. Hillsdale was ranked 69th in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report listing of best National Liberal Arts Colleges. It ranks tenth for “most conservative” students and 8th for “professors get high marks” in the Princeton Review’s evaluation of The Best 378 Colleges 2014. Hillsdale also ranked 178th overall, including 34th in the Midwest and 134th in private colleges, in the 2014 Forbes report of America’s Best Colleges. Undergraduate offerings include a variety of liberal arts majors, pre-professional programs, a teacher education program, and a journalism certificate program. Hillsdale College also manages Hillsdale Academy, a private K-12 liberal arts school. A graduate program called the “Graduate School of Statesmanship” was inaugurated in 2012. Its focus is political philosophy and American politics; it awards Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Politics.