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Hiram College is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,293, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 700 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hiram College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 156. Its tuition and fees are $30,290 (2013-14).
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Hiram College offers distinctive programs that set us apart from other small, private liberal arts colleges. Nearly half of Hiram's students study abroad at some point during their four years. Just recently, a group of 19 students led by two faculty members traveled around the world to study climate change, stopping in nine different locations. Common study abroad destinations include France, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and several African countries. Because Hiram students receive credits for the courses taught by Hiram faculty on these trips, studying abroad will not impede progress in their majors or delay graduation. Another unique aspect of a Hiram education is our academic calendar, known as the Hiram Plan. Our semesters are divided into 12-week and 3-week periods. Students usually enroll in three courses during each 12-week, and one intensive course during the 3-week. Many students spend the 3-week on study abroad trips or taking unusual courses not typically offered during the 12-week. Our small classes encourage interaction between students and their professors. Students can work with professors on original research projects and often participate in musical groups and intramural sports teams alongside faculty members. All students complete a capstone project in senior year as part of their major. In addition to a major in a traditional academic discipline, all students have opportunities to participate in the activities of Hiram's Centers of Distinction, where they may engage in the study of topics such as entrepreneurship, public policy, creative writing, or biomedical humanities. Finally, the Hiram College Tuition Guarantee ensures that the annual cost for tuition will not increase between the first year a student is enrolled and the student's senior year.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Hiram College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||61.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
Hiram College has 77.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hiram College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||58%|
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Hiram College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,293, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Hiram College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Hiram College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Hiram College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hiram College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Hiram College.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Hiram College, 82.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,617.
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||$30,290 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,860 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data