Hastings College

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Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year, residential institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Throughout our history, Hastings College has occupied a distinguished place among colleges in the Midwest. Our commitment to academic excellence, emphasis on service and experiential learning prepare students for lives well-lived.


Drawing inspiration from our Great Plains home, our Presbyterian heritage and our Liberal Arts history, Hastings College will graduate creative, curious and caring students equipped through exceptional teaching and deliberate mentoring to thrive as citizens of their local and global communities.


Hastings College students have tremendous opportunities to conduct research, in a lab, across town and around the world thanks to support from the Excelsior Scholars Program and Student Development Fund.

Our focus on undergraduate education means you don’t have to fight for lab time with graduate students — and our faculty are full professors who give you their full attention. They love to teach and are there to encourage you every step of the way.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

In order to make your life as meaningful and productive as possible, Hastings College provides services dedicated to your success and wellbeing. From academic counseling in Studio 200 to a great first-year advising program to career services, you’ll have people on your side encouraging and supporting you from the moment you step on campus.

Housing services

Nearly every Hastings College student lives and eats right here on campus, and that means a great sense of community. Many first-year students live in Altman Hall, which is co-ed by wing and has special programming for first-year students. 

Co-ed Residence Halls

  • Altman Hall (first-year students only)
  • Babcock Hall

Library services

Perkins Library provides many resources for campus.  From a quiet place to study to access to databases, journals, magazines and newspapers, Perkins Library is here to help! All library resources and current operating hours can be found on its ourHC page, which you can access below.

Medical services

If you’re feeling under the weather, in need of medical assistance or have questions about your health, staff at the Hastings College health center may be able to help.

The Charles L. Stone Health Center, which can be reached at 402.461.7372, provides health services under the direction of our registered nurse, Shelley Fletcher, under the supervision of consulting physicians. 

Student Life

Campus life

Nearly every Hastings College student lives and eats right here on campus, and that means a great sense of community. Many first-year students live in Altman Hall, which is co-ed by wing and has special programming for first-year students. For a profile on Altman and our other three residence halls, check out the links below. 

Student clubs

The Student Association (SA) represents the student population and plans activities and events to promote the academic, social, cultural and spiritual life of campus.

Governing responsibilities of the SA are divided into two categories: programming responsibilities, which are handled by the Executive Council, and student fee allocation and constitutional revisions, which are handled by the Senate.


Hastings College is recognized across the nation for its excellence.

  • Washington Monthly — Hastings College is one of the country’s best national baccalaureate schools, ranking in the top 30, and is in the top 20 for having graduates complete their degree and go on to earn a PhD according to the publication's 2018 rankings.
  • MONEY – Included Hastings among the 50 most affordable private colleges on its Best College list.
  • USA Today named Hastings, Nebraska, as one of the 20 best small college towns in the country in 2016.

Hastings, Nebraska, United States

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