Hastings College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Hastings College Admissions Overview:

Hastings has an acceptance rate of 64%, making it a largely accessible school. Applicants will need to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT as part of their application. For more information, including important deadlines, be sure to check out Hastings College's website. And, feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions, or to set up a visit to the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Hastings College Description:

Founded in 1882 in Hastings, Nebraska, Hastings College is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Hastings, in the southern part of the state, is about an hour and a half west of Lincoln, with a population of 25,000. At Hastings College, students can choose from over 60 majors, with choices in business, education, and the arts among the most popular. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, Hastings offers a variety of student-run clubs and organizations, including recreational sports (frisbee, rodeo, bowling); academic clubs (political science club, artists' guild); fraternities and sororities; and performing arts groups (bell choir, jazz ensembles, musical theatre). Students have the opportunity to attend chapel services on campus, and can participate in a number of faith-based activities, such as Habitat for Humanity, Chapel Band, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In athletics, the Hastings College Broncos compete in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), within the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Popular sports include Football, Track and Field, Softball, and Soccer. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,246 (1,186 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,250
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,880
  • Other Expenses: $3,681
  • Total Cost: $41,911

Hastings College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,571
    • Loans: $6,486

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Elementary Education, Music Education, Business Administration, Biology, Sociology, Fine Arts

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 1%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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