Facts About Hastings

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A Little Bit About Us

There’s a lot to know about Hastings College and everything available to you as a student here. The facts below give you some insider knowledge and may help direct you toward what you’d like to know more about as you explore Hastings.

The Basics

  • Location: Hastings, Neb.
  • Size of surrounding community: 25,000
  • Year founded: 1882
  • School colors: Crimson and White
  • School motto: Pro Rege (“For the King”)
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church
  • Mascot: Bosco
  • Nickname: the Broncos
  • Fight Song: “Bronco Fight”
  • School Song: "The Alma Mater" (YouTube)
  • Total cost (tuition and fees + room and board): $37,130
  • Total scholarships and grants awarded: more than $18 million last year
  • Percentage of students who receive some sort of financial aid: 100%

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Student Body

  • Number of students: ~1,200
  • Percentage of female to male students: 49% female, 51% male
  • Freshman retention rate: 72%
  • Number of countries represented: 12
  • Number of states represented: 28
  • Class of 2017 average ACT score: 24
  • Class of 2017 average high school GPA: 3.5

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The Campus

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  • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, our faculty get to know their students and have the opportunity to work with them one-on-one to help them succeed.
  • Professors care about you from the first time you step foot on campus: Over a one-year period, each full-time faculty member met with an average of 20 prospective students.
  • Our professors are knowledgeable in their fields and attended prestigious graduate schools across the country, including Harvard, Duke, Yale, Notre Dame, Rice, Purdue, Syracuse, Clemson and Vanderbilt.
  • Our faculty love what they do and are committed to your education: 74% of full-time faculty hired since 2000 still teach at Hastings College.

Student Life

  • Number of sports teams: 23 (basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, bowling, rodeo, shooting,  and tennis for men and women; football, baseball and wrestling for men; and volleyball and softball for women); plus dance and cheer
  • Hastings participates in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). 
  • There are 12 Greek organizations on campus (6 fraternities and 6 sororities), and 15-20% of students participate.
  • There are more than 100 clubs, organizations and honorary societies for students to join on campus related to student government, peer education, religion, special interests and more.
  • Campus media: HC Media Online, which converges student-produced video, audio and written reports and print via The  Collegian newspaper.

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After Graduation

  • Of our 2014 graduates, six months after graduation, 98% were continuing their education or were employed.
  • You’ll find graduates from the Class of 2013 at Prudential, Countryman Associates, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Children's Hospital (Omaha), John Deere, Mary Lanning Healthcare, the Grand Island Independent, Ameritas, American English Center (Ukraine) and public schools across the country.
  • Some Class of 2013 graduates continued their education at schools such as University of Nebraska Medical Center, University College (Cork, Ireland), University of Wyoming, Creighton University, John Hopkins School of Public Health, Southern College of Optometry, University of Kansas and Logan University.
  • Our alumni network numbers more than 10,000 around the world.

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