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Hanover College is a private institution that was founded in 1827. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,068, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 640 acres. It utilizes a other-based academic calendar. Hanover College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 112. Its tuition and fees are $30,268 (2012-13).
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Hanover College is a select, private liberal arts institution whose diverse students, faculty and staff believe in lifelong inquiry, transformative learning and meaningful service. An almost exclusively full-time teaching faculty (94% with terminal degrees), a 12: 1 student-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 14 ensure that students receive personal attention from experienced professors in a supportive environment.
Students develop strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in interactive classes in 30+ major areas and programs of study. Those skills distinguish Hanover graduates in whatever their career path. The College is known for its outstanding placement of graduates in career opportunities, graduate schools, and professional programs.
One reason for that success is because Hanover emphasizes student research in partnership with a faculty mentor. Nearly two-thirds of all students complete projects on a remarkable variety of topics: contemporary furniture design and construction, communication strategies in health care legislation, original screenplays, the impact of exercise intensity and timing on insulin sensitivity, software design for campus housing preferencing, the autobiographical context of John Keats's poetry, agricultural policy in francophone Africa, magnetic fields and projectile propulsion, and the relation between leading questions and false memories in court testimony.
Another reason is because Hanover promotes a broad range of off-campus opportunities for experiential learning. Student Fellows of the Rivers Institute study the cultural and natural histories of river environments in local, regional, national, and international projects. The Internship Office coordinates a tuition-free academic internship for any student. The unique Business Scholars Program (open to students of all majors) arranges paid, project-based internships wherein participants apply their knowledge, gain experience, and develop their resumes. The Career Center offers semester-long programs in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, allowing students to learn and to explore possible careers in major cities. And Richter Grant recipients pursue creative, self-designed, and independent learning experiences not normally a part of a college curriculum.
Hanover also encourages a global education, with approximately 56% of students traveling and studying abroad before graduation. Four-week Spring Term courses travel to countries such as England, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, China, Japan, and Vietnam. Substantial financial support is available to all eligible students, while the Global Scholars Program guarantees one fully-funded such course for academically-talented incoming students. Semester-long partner programs (in Australia, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Mexico) also enable students to immerse themselves in foreign cultures and gain invaluable life skills. And recent Biology, Economics, Classics, Art History, Spanish, and French majors have pursued summer research and internships opportunities in India, Thailand, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Australia, Ghana, and France.
The Hanover experience extends beyond the classroom and the laboratory. Majors and non-majors alike participate in and are eligible for Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships that enable them to develop and demonstrate their talents in the studio, on the stage, and in the performance hall. More than one-third of all students compete in NCAA DIII athletics. All of the College's 56 student clubs and organizations, from the campus newspaper to ultimate Frisbee, are established and run by students.
Located in southeastern Indiana, close to three major cities; Louisville (45 minutes), Cincinnati (75 minutes), and Indianapolis (90 minutes)the College's beautiful 650-acre campus overlooks the Ohio River and allows ample opportunities for fieldwork, recreation, competition, and reflection.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Hanover College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Hanover College is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 74.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.3%|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Hanover College is 12:1, and the school has 78.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hanover College include: English Language and Literature, General; History, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.0 percent.
Hanover College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,068, with a gender distribution of 45.1 percent male students and 54.9 percent female students. At this school, 95.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5.0 percent of students live off campus. Hanover College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Hanover College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Hanover College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hanover College, 82 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Hanover College.
|Students who have cars on campus||82%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Hanover College, 81.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,540.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$30,268 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,230 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data