HILLSDALE, Mich., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College is once again ranked one of the nation's best liberal arts colleges, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today. Hillsdale ranks in the top 100 of liberal arts colleges ranked nationwide.
Hillsdale College's academic rigor contributes to its high rankings. Measurements such as class size, retention rates, academically selective admissions and recruiting of top students are key factors in the U.S. News rankings.
- Tops in class: 50 percent of freshmen in 2015-16 were in the top 10 percent of their high school class
- Selectivity: Only 50 percent of applicants who meet Hillsdale's academic standards are invited to enroll at Hillsdale
- Class size: 73 percent of classes at Hillsdale had fewer than 20 students
- Freshman retention: 96 percent of freshmen continued their studies at the College
To learn more about Hillsdale College and its nationally recognized programs, visit www.hillsdale.edu.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, 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 3.5 million.
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SOURCE Hillsdale College