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Hilbert College
Office of Admissions
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075

Franciscan Hall, First Floor  
Phone: (716) 926-8780
Toll Free: 1-800-649-8003
Text: (716) 296-4350
Fax: (716) 649-1152

Monday-Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Hilbert College is ranked No. 14 among Regional Colleges in the North for Top Performers on Social Mobility in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best College rankings.  Hilbert also ranks No. 40 among Best Regional Colleges in the North according to the publication’s rankings.

Ranking among the Top 15 for Top Performers in Social Mobility aligns with Hilbert’s mission and vision as a Catholic, Franciscan college providing access for a diverse student population, including a large percentage of first-generation students.  The ranking measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. The social mobility ranking was computed by aggregating the two ranking factors assessing graduation rates of Pell-awarded students.

US News Rankings Badge 2021


According to Hilbert College ranks high in many categories:

  • 8th best residence halls in NYS | Top 10% in the nation
  • 20th best college campuses in NYS
  • 21st best college food in NYS
  • Criminal Justice program is ranked in the Top 11% in the nation

According to, Hilbert is the 17th  best college for criminal justice in the nation


In addition to Hilbert's US News rankings, the College ranks in the Top 10% nationally among private colleges according to a study by The New York Times on mobility index.  This measure speaks directly to the likelihood that a Hilbert student moved up two or more income quintiles.  Additionally, Hilbert ranks in the Top 25% of all colleges (4,500 institutions) for ROI according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.  These rankings are a testament to Hilbert’s Franciscan heritage and values-based education.
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Top 10% in income mobility according to the New York Times

Top 25% in return on investment according to Georgetown University

Cassidy '19 talks about how Hilbert helped harness her passion for service to others.


Located just 15 minutes south of downtown Buffalo and minutes from the Village of Hamburg, Hilbert's welcoming campus was ranked in the top 20 best campuses in NYS and 8th best residence halls in NYS in 2020. logo     Niche rankings # 8 best res halls, #20 best campus    

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Hilbert Blueprint - Building LeadershipHILBERT BLUEPRINT

Hilbert College has crafted a plan promoting a four-year college experience that will bolster student involvement and leadership potential –The Hilbert Blueprint.

The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years. The ‘blueprint’ begins with the Foundations Seminar – a key piece to the First-Year Experience, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and concludes with the Senior Capstone.

The Blueprint, particularly the First-Year Experience, has led to a dramatic rise in Hilbert's retention rate.

Learn more about the Hilbert Blueprint 


More than 90% of the Class of 2018 were employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation. 

Learn more about Hilbert's outcomes 


women's lacrosse playerOur NCAA Division III athletics program boasts an 88% retention rate.

Hilbert student-athletes boast 16 consecutive semesters of a 3.0 GPA.



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education."

Hilbert College embraces the traditions of St. Francis: respect, service, hope, vision, joy, integrity, compassion, and peace. 


Hilbert College students travel to the Dominican Republic for a service learning trip.