Students Say

Students come to Hiram College seeking “a very community-based environ­ment” that provides “not only a feeling of immediate comfort but also the appeal of being in close relationship with my professors,” and few leave disappointed. Undergrads here “love how involved all of the professors are into guiding the students through not just classes and majors, but future plans and career paths” and praise the “big-school opportunities in a small-school environment.” As one student points out, “Undergrads can work in research with professors here, which is an invaluable skill and great for résumés.”

Overview

Applicants
2,136
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 535
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 565
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
390 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Students come to Hiram College seeking “a very community-based environ­ment” that provides “not only a feeling of immediate comfort but also the appeal of being in close relationship with my professors,” and few leave disappointed. Undergrads here “love how involved all of the professors are into guiding the students through not just classes and majors, but future plans and career paths” and praise the “big-school opportunities in a small-school environment.” As one student points out, “Undergrads can work in research with professors here, which is an invaluable skill and great for résumés.” Students tell us Hiram boasts “a great biology program that does well getting its students into veterinary and medical school,” a “great education program,” and strong offerings in environ­mental science. Throughout the school “small classes of no more than thirty students and the intimate nature of the learning [environment] keep us from feel­ing lost in a sea of students.” A “unique semester system splits terms into a twelve-week main session followed by a three-week intensive class. It gives you fewer classes to have to take all at once, and the three-week is a great opportu­nity for electives or study abroad trips that I couldn’t do for a whole semester for financial reasons or because I can’t spare that time away from my major.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
149
with Terminal Degree
71

84
Women
65
Men
17
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Nursing Practice
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


James A. Garfield
President of U.S.

Bill White
President of National Baseball League

Vachel Lindsey
U.S. Poet

Allyn Abbott Young
American Economist

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,715

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,930

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,899

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,454

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
40%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,715

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,065
Required Fees
$1,300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,120
Transportation for Commuters
$1,231

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Hiram is “a gentle mix of athletes, artists, and scientists, and…Everyone gets along and respects what the others are capable of doing.” The school “gets the rap of having ‘weird’ kids,” which most here wear as a badge of honor. As one puts it, “The jocks can be philosophy majors, and the band geeks can be the people to hang out with on a Friday night…This place doesn’t respect stereotypes.” Though proud “each individual brings something unique and interesting to the community here,” students are also quick to point out their commonalities. “All students do have a dedication to serving others, in varying degrees and…attempt to include themselves in the community in a variety of different ways (social groups, athletics, community service or social activism groups, student govern­ment, etc.).”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,235
Out of State
16%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

1.17%
Asian
16.51%
African-American
3.77%
Hispanic
70.41%
Caucasian
5.28%
Unknown
3.27%
International

53% female
47% male
16% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Most students concede that Hiram is “in the middle of nowhere,” but not all see this as an insurmountable negative. On the contrary, many appreciate how the location “allows for us to meet together and create our own fun, make new friends, and enjoy the simplest pleasures in life. Hiram is especially fun in the winter, as we get tons of snow and have so many hills you [can] sled off. Everyone goes out at night and sleds together.” Others “find unique things to do—stargaz­ing, making our own apple cider, going to local square dances…we learn lots of cool things.” Furthermore, “The school is excellent for providing the students with gatherings multiple times a week. Each club on campus is required to spon­sor a campus-wide event each semester, and the student-run club, KCPB, is devoted to organizing as many on-campus and off-campus events as possible. Examples include movie nights in town, Destressfests before midterms and finals,” Bowler First Fridays, talent shows, and game shows. While “drinking is prohibited in rooms where the resident is not twenty-one, and [the rule] is enforced,” those looking to party usually can find the opportunity. Undergrads report “for the most part everyone is respectful. The students usually regulate each other and take care of issues when someone gets out of control.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
80%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
55
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
6

9% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

25% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Terriers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Women's Sports (Terriers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: A student organization to support gays, lesbians, and transgendered undergraduates. The organization is called PRYSM (Presency and Respect for the Youth of Sexual Minority).

Minority Support Groups: Several student organizations to support minority undergraduates, including African-Americans and international students.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: John Carroll University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Kent State University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
110

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carol Denzinger
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
Box 96
Hiram, OH 44234

Phone
8003625380


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
James H. Barrow Field Station
The Hiram College Library
Kennedy Center(Food Court, Bookstore, ballroom,and other facilities)
Hiram Church
Stevens Memorial Observatory

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cleveland
The Flats
The Science Discovery Center
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Agora Theater

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Saturdays in September-May
9am-4pm and 9am-noon
8003625380

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: When admissions off. is open
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available to applicants

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Cleveland-Hopkins and Akron-Canton airports are an hour's drive from the campus. The Admission Office supplies free transportation to the campus; contact the receptionist there to arrange for this service. Rental cars are also available at both airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the east, take I-80 to Exit 209; then take Ohio Rte. 5 E. (toward Warren). At the intersection with Rte. 82, turn left (north and west, away from Warren) and continue on Rte. 82, which merges with Rte. 700 just south of the college. The college is at the intersection of Routes 82/700 and 305. From the west, take I-80 to Exit 193 (S.R. 44). Take Rte 44 north 6 miles to Rte. 82. Take Rte. 82 E. to Hiram.

Local Accommodations
Located right on campus, the Hiram Inn (888-447-2646) offers all the modern amenities in a 19th-century setting. The 12 guest rooms, though decorated in the style of the early 1800s, come equipped with air conditioning, cable television, and access to a computer hook-up. Some rooms offer a whirlpool spa or fireplace. Ask for college visitor rates. Aurora, which is 15 to 20 minutes to the west, offers several quite respectable possibilities. Ask for college visitor rates at each. Aurora Inn (Ohio Rtes. 82 and 306; 330-562-6121) offers moderate prices, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and Jacuzzis. The Inn at Six Flags (800 N. Aurora Rd.; 330-562-9151) is moderately priced. It has an indoor pool with a glass dome that opens in warm weather. For the fitness-minded, there is Mario's International Aurora House Spa and Hotel (35 E. Garfield Rd.; 330-562-9171). Each room has a whirlpool. Mario's is normally very expensive and would probably make sense only if you wanted to use the spa facilities, but the hotel does have a moderate visitor rate that might make this an appealing choice.