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Hastings College, established in 1882, is located in Hastings, Nebraska, United States. It is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college. Spread out on a 109-acre campus, Hastings College houses 40 buildings. Hastings College was named ‘Best College in the Midwestern Region'by The Princeton Review in 2009. Students can chose from different fields of study at the college. The college offers undergraduate majors in subjects including arts, education, economics, computer science, journalism, business and mathematics.

Students at Hastings College participate in a number of varsity sports including football, tennis, wrestling, cheerleading, and golf. The nickname for the college athletics teams is Broncos. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

Profile of Hastings College

Hastings is in a self-contained town, in Hastings, NE. The school has a Presbyterian Church (USA) religious affiliation. Hastings is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Hastings than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include science, media, music, drama and performing arts, therapy and Counselling, and medical administration.

Hastings Selectivity

Hastings does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 430 to 550 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 420 and 560. Hastings attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

Faculty

One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Hastings are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 138 students (1, 118 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Hastings attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Hastings belong to the Great Plains Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

Hastings Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching59elementary school teaching, special ed, music teaching, physical education teaching, business teaching, English teaching, biology teaching, science teaching, . . .
Business and Management50business management, accounting, business, marketing, human resources
Liberal Arts45interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history, English, political science, economics, Spanish language, German language, . . .
Therapy and Counselling37psychology, medical psychology, community health services
Science33biology, physics, chemistry
Media16communication studies, broadcast journalism, advertising, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Medical administration6health services administration, health care administration
Music5music, music pedagogy, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts5stagecraft
Fine Arts3fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy3religion, philosophy
Mathematics2mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Design0graphic design

Contact: Hastings

Hastings College

710 N Turner Ave

Hastings, NE 68901

General Phone: (402) 463-2402

http://www.hastings.edu

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