Hanover College campus

Overview

Applicants
3,355
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.4:1
Total Faculty
101
with Terminal Degree
96

56
Men
45
Women
8
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

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

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory


Students Say

Hanover College is a school that is brimming with opportunity. And with its "beautiful" campus and emphasis on "gaining real-life skills and making lifelong connections," it's easy to understand why students are drawn here. The vast majority of classes at Hanover are "small and discussion based," and many also place "a heavy focus on writing." While the academics can be challenging, students eagerly report that "many of the harder classes have tutors for that specific class." Additionally, the Learning Center is always "willing to go over things with you, edit papers and more." Importantly, it's evident that Hanover professors "love what they teach…and that excitement often carries over to the student." Indeed, they excel at "bring[ing] the material to life…and easily keep the attention of the class." Just as essential, Hanover professors are also known to be "caring and down to earth" and "devoted to their students." And, as this ecstatic art history major concludes, "Most of the professors on staff are part of the best people you will ever meet in life."

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Thomas Hendricks
VP of the United States, US Senator, Indiana Gov

Harvey W. Wiley
Father of the Pure Food and Drug Act

Carol Warner Shields
1995 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Harold K. Voris
VP Collections and Res., Field Mus of Nat. History

John C. Shoemaker
Exec. VP System Products Group, Sun Microsystems

Suellen Kinder Reed
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction (former)

Woody Harrelson
Television and Motion Picture Actor

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,014

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,479

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,270

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,526

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,870

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,744
Required Fees
$770
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$600

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,452
Comprehensive Fee

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

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,133
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

1.51%
Asian
4.35%
African-American
2.40%
Hispanic
81.72%
Caucasian
3.90%
Unknown
4.17%
International

59% female
41% male
32% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Hanover is home to a "small, pretty laid back and surprising[ly] interesting community." Indeed, while undergrads here admit that ethnic diversity "is still an issue," they happily point out that you'll find a wide array of personality types. Of course, the "majority of the students are committed to their academics and [strive to find] a balance between work and play." Many Hanover undergrads "are also extremely passionate about the things in which they invest their time, whatever that may be, and encourage that passion in others." It's important to note that the college's small size does make it "[easy] for cliques…to form." However, we're assured "it is also quite easy to break into the cliques if you are really interested in hanging out with certain groups of people." This social ease can be attributed to the fact that Hanover features some of the "friendliest individuals that Indiana has to offer." In fact, you are virtually guaranteed "to see a smiling face or to get a hello anywhere you walk on campus, whether it be from a fellow student or a faculty member." As one satisfied economics major sums up, "We are all about making everyone feel welcome and making Hanover College home."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
92%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

While some undergrads grumble that "life at Hanover is pretty slow," others steadfastly argue that "there are SO many things [with which] to be involved." For starters, students can participate in "over sixty organizations" including "Adopt A Grandparent, Circle K Community Service, Best Buddies, and so many more." Additionally, individuals who enjoy the arts will be delighted to hear that both "the theater department and the improv group…never disappoint [and] the choir and band concerts [are] always very enjoyable [as well]." For those that are more athletically inclined, we're told that "when it's warm out, students go hiking, play wiffleball, or…sand volleyball." Many undergrads also gravitate to the Student Activities Center which offers "game tables, [a] theater room, televisions [and] study spots." And, in the evenings, "chances are some club always has something planned—be it a movie showing [or] a poetry night!" Hanover also has a relatively robust party scene. Indeed, undergrads inform us that "Greek life is big on… campus." And while there "are only four frats…they are a [major] part of [the] social life." Finally, when students are looking for a break from the campus routine, they often head to nearby Madison or Louisville, which is a mere "forty-minute drive [away]" and the closest major city.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

39% join a fraternity
32% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

37% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Panthers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Safe Zone is an ally training program dedicated to the education of the Hanover College Campus community in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally (GLBTQA) issues. We dedicate ourselves to forming a network of allies who will be knowledgeable in these issues and show support for the GLBTQA community. The Safe Zone program is open to all Hanover students, faculty, and staff. By creating a strong network of known allies, we provide a safe and comfortable place for GLBTQA people to go with their questions and concerns. A welcoming ally network makes the Hanover community a safer and happier place for all of us. http://www.hanover.edu/studentlife/life/clubs

Minority Support Groups

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
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lyn Lyon
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
PO Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243-0108

Phone
812-866-7021

Email
lyon@hanover.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Science Center
Horner Health and Recreation Center (Collier Arena)
Campus Center
The Shoebox
The Point-River View
The Shoebox serves food and drinks, as does the coffee house in Crowe Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Madison's Riverwalk
Clifty Falls State Park
Lanier State Historic Site
Madison Chautauqua-3rd weekend in September
Madison Regatta-First weekend in July
http://visitmadison.org/

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, Saturday mornings
8-5, 8-12
812-866-7021

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@hanover.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday thru Thursday, arrive at 5:00 pm at the campus center for further instructions

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
800-330-7603 Catch A Ride-2 to 3 day notice Mon-Friday 6-4 Hanover College has student drivers that pick up and drop off students at the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis airports

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Indianapolis: Interstate 65 South to Highway 56, exit 29, in Scottsburg. Highway 56, east 19 miles to college entrance. Or Highway 31 south to Columbus to Highway 7. Highway 7 south to the junction of 7 and 62 in Madison. Highway 62 west four miles to the junction of 56-62. Highway 56-62 west one mile to college entrance. From Louisville: Interstate 65 north from Indiana state line to Highway 56, exit 29, in Scottsburg. Highway 56 east 19 miles to the college entrance. OR Interstate 65 north to Highway 62, exit 1, in Jeffersonville. Highway 62 east 34 miles to junction of 56 and 62. Highway 56-62 four miles east to college entrance. From Cincinatti: Interstate 71 south to Highway 227, exit 44, in Carrolton, Ky. Highway 227 north three miles to Highway 36. Highway 36 west 13 miles to intersection with highway 421. Highway 421 North across the Madison-Milton Bridge to Indiana. Left on Second Street one block to Baltimore Street. Right on Baltimore Street one block to Main Street (Highway 56). West on Main Street (Highway 56) Five miles to college entrance. OR Highway 50 west from Cincinnati to Highway 421 in Versilles, Ind. Highway 421 south 22 miles to junction of 421 and 62 in Madison. Highway 62 west seven miles to junction of 56-62. Highway 56-62 west one mile to college entrance.

Local Accommodations
Accommodations in the Madison area: Hillside Inn (831 E. Main Street, 877-265-3232); Best Way (700 City Drive, 800-528-1234); Clifty Inn (Clifty Falls State Park, 877-925-4389); Holiday Inn Express (Franks Drive, 812-265-1111); Super 8 Madison (308 Demaree Drive, 800-454-3213); Comfort Inn (Near Jct.56/62 and 256, 3767 Clifty Dr., 877-424-6423).