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Hillsdale College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Condescending

Female
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Surrounding City
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Individual Value
A
She cares more about Academic Success than the average student.
Date: Jun 02 2009
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
Hillsdale College is a rare gem hidden within Michigan. I heard of Hillsdale College from my grandparents, which seems to be the norm at Hillsdale. If anyone on the West Coast, which is where Im from, knows of Hillsdale College it usually can be contributed to Imprimis. Dont get discouraged if none of your friends have ever heard of Hillsdale College, because believe me when I say that the “right people know of it. Where the Hillsdale College logo out and youll know what I mean.

Random things I found out about Hillsdale:

The workload and the academics are not for the faint of heart. It is no wonder students say, “Hillsdale College, where your best isnt good enough! Writing an essay the night before doesnt work at Hillsdale. For the incoming freshman, your GPAs will be low, just accept it and keep working hard. Oh and for the science majors, good luck, because youll need it.

There are a fair amount of home schooled/ really religious kids. Apart from being socially awkward and fashion faux pas, they are often ridiculously bright and extremely nice.

Students do party. Because it is such a small school there is a major social breakdown between the classes. Parties are more intimate and new faces are easily recognizable, but are still welcomed! The social scene can broken into three categories, 1) People who dont party at all (usually the homeschoolers) 2) People who only party on the weekend (the majority of students) 3) The fulltime partiers (def. the minority of the three). Students really value their education at Hillsdale, but at the same time know how to recuperate from a stressful week. Oh and I should add, that because of the size of the campus, reputations form easily. If you respect yourself and the people around you, then you will be fine.

Greek life is big on Campus. As much as the homeschoolers dislike the Greek system, they have to admit the students involved dont exactly fit the stereotypes. The frat guys and sorority girls are normal kids that maintain the standards and qualities that Hillsdale boasts of all its students and this is coming from an independent.

The jocks are shockingly smart and hard workers. The Collegian (Hillsdales student run newspaper) tried to say that it was more than coincidence that many athletes are science majors. I dont know how many of the Collegian journalists have taken microbiology or organic chemistry, but I tip my hat at those athletes who can do both. I am a pre-med biology major and the science classes are anything, but easy. Too many upperclassmen science majors have told me that they would have enjoyed college more if they had switched their major to business. Hmmm, sounds a lot like unconditional love to me.

The city of Hillsdale is small, but I have never been bored. I wish I had enough time on my hands to be bored.

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