Masked Midnight wrote:
I'm 15 this year and I'm starting to look at some college possibilities (even though I've got some time
). Hillsdale is my top prospect right now because I plan on studying PoliSci and becoming a Lawyer. I've also been told that Hillsdale's courses in these areas are recognized as some of the most notable in the Nation.
I would also try out for their baseball team (GO CHARGERS!)!
If I attended Hillsdale as a student, I would most certainly
compete in debate.
My alum interviewer told me that Hillsdale's LSAT scores are the highest in Michigan. Granted, Michigan doesn't have a ton of schools, but that's still a noteworthy accomplishment. So yeah, I think it's fairly well recognized
Considering that Michigan and Michigan State are both (surprise!) in Michigan, both of whom are pretty prestigous and recognized especially in the area of law, yeah, that's pretty impressive. MU, MSU, and Hillsdale are definitely the top three schools in Michigan.
And yes, Hillsdale's courses in poli sci (although they changed the name of the program to "politics"....long and rather pointless story) are recognized as being pretty legit. This semester I'm taking a junior level politics course on the ancient greek city taught by Dr. Paul Rahe. Dr. Rahe's doctorite thesis was on Sparta, he's just now finishing up a book on the subject, and he has lectured all over the world, including at the University of Tel Aviv, on the subject. Last semester I had him for American Heritage...which tied in nicely to his latest book, Soft Tyranny: Democracy's Slow Drift
. That caliber of professor is not unusual at Hillsdale. Oh, and he knows all of his students by name and love to talk to them during office hours....especially if you bring him scotch.