Hilbert College

Campus Description

Hilbert College is an independent four-year Catholic coeducational institution with a Franciscan spirit located in suburban Hamburg, New York only 10 miles south of Buffalo. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the campus complex consists of 12 buildings situated in a 44-acre park-like setting. Two coed residence halls and 4 apartment-style facilities offer an attractive living experience for both local and out-of-town students. The liberal arts curriculum allows students to choose from 16 Bachelor's degree programs (accounting, business management, small business management, global business management, sports industry management, computer security and information assurance, criminal justice, digital media & communication, English, forensic science/crime scene investigation, human services, liberal studies, paralegal studies, political science, psychology, rehabilitation services), two Bachelor-level accelerated degree programs (conflict studies/dispute resolution and organizational development), three graduate degree programs (Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration: health administration, and Master of Science in criminal justice administration) and six associate degree programs (accounting, business management, criminal justice, human services, liberal arts, and paralegal studies).

5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075-1597

Toll-free 800.649.8003 or 716.649.7900 x211

Hilbert College on the Web

Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's, Master's


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball.
Club Sports: cheer and dance, hockey, ski/snowboarding.
Intramural Sports: basketball, floor hockey, football.

Clubs and Activities

Adventure Club, ACT Bible Study, American Sign Language Club, Campus Activities Board, Campus Ministry Club, Chi Sigma Alpha, Common Ground, Communications Club, Criminal Justice/Forensic Science Investigation Club, Future Alumni Network (FAN) Club, Great Expectations, Hawk Spit Music, Hilbert Horizons (literary magazine), Hilbert Starz, Hockey Club, Human Services Association, Lambda Epsilon Chi, Leadership Corps, Military Club, Never Miss Dance Club, Oxfam America, Phi Beta Lambda, ROTARACT, Sigma Tau Delta, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Students In Free Enterprise, Students Activities include comedians, concerts, luncheons, and trips to sporting events and theatres, Wingnuts.

Featured Programs

Hilbert Reads Program: 2012-13 text: "Little princes" by Connor Grennan; 2013-14 text: "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" by Neil White; 2014-15 text: "Dear Marcus" by Jerry McGill

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 865 (Full-time: 356 men, 430 women; Part-time: 33 men, 46 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 58 (Full-time: 15 men, 27 women; Part-time: 3 men, 13 women)
30% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
6% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 420 – 520
SAT math range: 440 – 530
ACT range: 18 – 23
SAT/ACT Special Note: 69% of 2015 fall first-time college students reported SAT scores; 23% of 2015 fall first-time college students reported ACT scores.
66% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
33% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American7.4%10.3%
% Asian0.2%0%
% Hispanic / Latino3.3%1.7%
% White, Non-Hispanic73.1%69.0%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native1.9%3.4%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.3%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien0.6%3.4%
% Two or more races5.0%6.9%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity8.2%5.2%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$20,650 per year (full-time 12-18 credits), or $505 per credit hour over 18 credits
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$9,380 for double room with 250 Meal Block (costs vary by room and meal plan); 250 or 200 Meal Block required first 2 semesters living on campus. $125 security deposit for first-time resident students only.
Room Only:
$4,650 for double room (costs vary by room type and residence)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):

Application Requirements

HS transcript or GED; college transcripts if transfer student; interview recommended; non-refundable $25 fee (waived for online applications).
Freshmen: HS transcript or GED; interview recommended; non-refundable $25 fee (waived for online applications).
Transfers: Also, College transcripts.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Freshman scholarships awarded by Admission; Transfer Scholarships awarded by Admissions; Adult Learner Scholarships; Degree Program Scholarships; Ethnic-Related Scholarships; Female Student Scholarships; Freshman Scholarships; Housing Scholarships; Other. For a full listing of scholarships and grants available see http://www.hilbert.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships-grants