Why Hastings College?
We've
reimagined rethought redesigned the college experience.

The world has changed — and so have we.

We’ve reimagined everything with you and the future in mind, and aligned what we do with advice from CEOs, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and others who advise, hire and work with students and graduates.

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A four-year plan.


“What do you do with four years of college?”

We recognize it’s not always easy to choose a college. Or decide what to major in. That’s why we developed a plan to help you discover your own path, grow your strengths and be ready for wherever life takes you.

Your First Year

This is where it starts, where first-year programming encourages you explore all Hastings has to offer, find your strengths, connect to a support team and figure out life as a college student!

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Master your strengths.

CliftonStrengths brand logoTaking Gallup’s CliftonStrengths during your first few weeks on campus shows you what you do well and helps you harness what you do well naturally.

With multiple Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches on campus, we’ve built a culture designed to help you discover and build off what makes you exceptional.

Your path, your way.

Along with CliftonStrengths, you’ll discover all the ins and outs of college life during CORE 100. It’s  specifically designed to help you become an independent college student, ready to be part of this great community. 

Students helped design the course — and it’s even facilitated by students (peer educators), who pack it full of practical know-how, opportunities to grow as a person and activities designed to build a common experience.

This is just the start of your first of four years of incredible learning opportunities at a school that’s reimagined everything college should be.

Propeling you into the world.

Our four-year plan sends you out into the world in the most successful position possible.

  1. You’ll discover your strengths.
  2. Complete an internship or research opportunity.
  3. Travel and engage with the world.
  4. And then pull it all together with a capstone project.

You’ll become something you never thought possible. 

Read more about our Four Year Plan.

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We’re preparing future leaders.

And we’re preparing you for life after Hastings College.

Join us.

Put tech to work. 

You’ve grown up in a world with the internet and information at your fingertips. So in keeping with the digital era, we’ll put some powerful tools in your hand that’ll help you engage more deeply.

Books included!

Hearing about the high cost of textbooks? No more! We providing all required books as part of tuition, with many synched right to your iPad. This will save you $4,000 — or more — over the course of four years!

Partnership with (i)Power.

We’ve partnered with Apple to provide every Hastings College student an iPad and Apple Pencil — at no additional cost. We’ll even load it with a curated set of apps that support learning in and out of the classroom, and help you collaborate at will.

Why Apple Pencil?

Research supports that writing down ideas and drawing (doodle that!) supports active learning in ways that typing doesn’t. Combined with an iPad and powerful apps, it makes digital paper and even digital lab books a reality.

“The iPad allows me to sketch whenever I want, look up artists as I read about them and be more efficient when studying while traveling with the soccer team.” – Maddie S. of Colorado

The bottom line?

When everyone has the tools they need, there’s  more success

It’s one way we help you level up.

Plus, you’ll be a Jedi Master of digital learning — setting you up for success as you’ll leverage mobile work throughout your career.

Are you ready? Request Info | Visit | Apply

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Take {just} two.

What if you only took a class or two at a time? Could you focus more intently on each class? Could you dive in, absorb information and have a better learning experience. Yes, absolutely!

Building blocks.

To make this happen, we modernized the 16-week semester by splitting it into blocks: a two-week block, and two seven-week blocks.

So you’ll take fewer classes at a time — but there’s more.

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More time for you.

You’ll meet with professors every day, and you’ll have more time to learn and grow together. It reduces stress and students say their more connected to what their learning.

Professors call that being more engaged, and more engaged students do better.

This is the place for you!

Welcome to Hastings College, where your experience matters!

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