Hilbert College

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Coordinates: 42°45′17″N 78°49′14″W / 42.754741°N 78.820649°W / 42.754741; -78.820649

Hilbert College
TypePrivate college
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Franciscan)
Endowment$6.9 million (2017)[1]
PresidentDr. Michael S. Brophy
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRoyal Blue and White
AthleticsNCAA Division III
Sporting affiliations
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, North Eastern Athletic Conference
Hilbert College logo.png

Hilbert College is a private Franciscan college in Hamburg, New York. The college is named after Mother Colette Hilbert of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph, who founded the school to train teachers in 1957. Hilbert College enrolls approximately 800 students and grants both undergraduate and master's degrees.


Hilbert College offers 17 bachelor's degree programs on a semester schedule with summer sessions available. The graduate program operates on five-week sessions and was begun in 2011.[2]


Hilbert College is on a 60-acre suburban campus that consists of 11 buildings and several athletic fields. Franciscan Hall, the main administrative building, was opened in 1997. Bogel Hall and McGrath Library were the first buildings to open when the college moved from the FSSJ Motherhouse to the new Hamburg campus.[citation needed] St. Joseph Residence Hall and the Campus Center opened the following year. The college later added four new apartment-style residence buildings (2003); Trinity Hall (2009), Paczesny Hall (2006), and the Swan Auditorium (2006).

Student life[edit]

Hilbert's student body is 58 percent female, 42 percent male.[citation needed] Eighty-seven percent of students are from Western New York and 85 percent are full-time students.[citation needed] Approximately 40 percent are first-generation college students.[citation needed]

The college has 30 student-run clubs and organizations. Hilbert also has nearly 300 housing spaces in two residence halls and four campus apartments. The campus dining hall is in the upper level of the Campus Center.


Hilbert Hawks
UniversityHilbert College
ConferenceAllegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, North Eastern Athletic Conference, United Volleyball Conference
NCAADivision III
LocationHamburg, New York
Varsity teams15 varsity
Basketball arenaHafner Recreation Center
MascotBert the Hawk
ColorsRoyal Blue and White

The Hilbert Hawks participate in NCAA Division III athletics and most of the college's 15 intercollegiate teams compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The Hawks field teams in baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's bowling, men's and women's cross country, mixed golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's track, and women's volleyball. The men's and women's lacrosse teams also compete in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

The Hafner Recreation Center includes a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, four locker rooms and administrative offices. Hilbert also has two multipurpose fields for soccer and lacrosse as well as diamonds for baseball and softball on campus.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.collegeresults.org/collegeprofile.aspx?institutionid=191621
  2. ^ Hilbert College Newsline - "Hilbert Launching College’s First Graduate Programs This Fall" [1] Archived 2011-05-16 at the Wayback Machine

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