Hilbert College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Graduation Rates & More

Hilbert College Admissions Overview:

Hilbert College is test-optional, meaning that applicants are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of their applications. The school has an acceptance rate of 81%, making it generally accessible to interested students. Along with an application and transcript, prospective students are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a resume.

Admissions Data (2016):

Hilbert College Description:

Located in Hamburg, NY (just south of Buffalo), Hilbert College was established in 1957 by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph. Hilbert offers 16 Bachelor degree programs--including accounting, criminal justice, paralegal studies, human services, and forensic science. The school's academics are supported by a 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, allowing students individualized attention and a unique learning experience. Hilbert also hosts an honors program, available to its top students in all fields. There are a number of student activities to choose from, ranging from honor societies, to athletics, to drama and art clubs, to academic organizations. On the athletic front, the Hilbert College Hawks compete in the NCAA Division III Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The school fields 13 sports, including men's and women's basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 866 (809 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,300
  • Books: $750 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,600
  • Other Expenses: $800
  • Total Cost: $32,450

Hilbert College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,384
    • Loans: $8,146

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Business Administration, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Hilbert and the Common Application

Hilbert College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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Hilbert College Mission Statement:

mission statement from https://www.hilbert.edu/about-hilbert/mission-vision

"Hilbert College is an independent institution of higher learning that embraces its Catholic Franciscan heritage and values. Students from diverse backgrounds are educated in liberal arts and professional programs to become informed citizens committed to serving and strengthening their communities."

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