Our Students

Hastings College students come to excel
Students as Diverse as Their Interests

Nearly 1,200 students come to Hastings College from more than 20 U.S. states and eight countries around the world. The student body is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and they participate in numerous and varied activities across campus, including intramural sports , clubs, leadership groups, musical ensembles and theatre. Nearly 20 percent of our students join one of our nine Greek organizations, and others represent the school by playing on one or more of our 22 intercollegiate athletics teams.

Hastings students are also curious, and they pursue their interests in personalized ways by designing their own programs of study , exploring the world abroad and applying for financial support for independent projects through the Knappenberger Research Fund.

Most importantly, Hastings students are happy with their college choice—happier, even, than a national comparison group in the following areas considered “most important” by students according to a recent student satisfaction survey:

  • Excellent instruction in my major
  • Academic adviser is approachable
  • Major’s course content is valuable
  • Academic adviser is knowledgeable about major’s requirements
  • Faculty is knowledgeable in their fields
  • Quality instruction
  • Campus experience is enjoyable
  • Class registration is easy
  • Tuition is a worthwhile investment
  • Academic adviser cares about my success