Published on: August 16th, 2023

Hillsdale College Named Among Nation’s Best by The Princeton Review

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HILLSDALE, Mich. — The Princeton Review again named Hillsdale College among the top 389 institutions of higher education in the country and 150 in the Midwest. The 2024 rankings are based upon a survey of 165,000 students from 389 American colleges. Hillsdale College also ranked in the top five of seven subcategories and the top 20 of six subcategories related to academics and student life.

“We are grateful for the recognition of our efforts to provide an excellent liberal arts education,” said Christopher VanOrman, Hillsdale College provost. “The sense of partnership between students, faculty members, and staff members is what makes Hillsdale College so successful. These rankings are a confirmation that a college offering a liberal arts education focused on forming successful, virtuous students and citizens is a place where students can flourish.”

Most notably, Hillsdale College ranked second for “Best College Newspaper,” “Friendliest Students,” “Most Engaged in Community Service,” and “Most Religious Students.

Some of Hillsdale’s other highest rankings include:

  • #3 for Most Conservative Students
  • #4 for Best Student Support and Counseling Services
  • #5 for Their Students Love These Colleges
  • #10 for Professors Get High Marks
  • #12 for Best College Radio Station
  • #13 for Happiest Students
  • #13 for Most Politically Active Students
  • #16 for Best Career Services

Find The Princeton Review’s complete list of top schools here and its featured profile of Hillsdale College.

A high-resolution copy of the Hillsdale College clocktower logo is also available.

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

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 5.7 million. For more information, visit