Students Say

Armed with a “beautiful campus [that lies] right beside the Ohio River,” Hanover College helps to ease the transition to higher education by welcoming undergrads into a “close-knit community.” Friendly faces abound and everyone “from the students to the professors to the maintenance workers greet you with a smile and a hello.” Hanover is especially “strong in the [hard] sciences” as evidenced by the fact that “[its] students [have] a high acceptance rate into medschool.” And a cheeky bio major highlights an added bonus, “[Hanover] is also one of only a few undergrad schools with a human cadaver lab.”

Overview

Applicants
2,888
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 590
SAT Math
470 - 580
SAT Writing
450 - 550
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Armed with a “beautiful campus [that lies] right beside the Ohio River,” Hanover College helps to ease the transition to higher education by welcoming undergrads into a “close-knit community.” Friendly faces abound and everyone “from the students to the professors to the maintenance workers greet you with a smile and a hello.” Hanover is especially “strong in the [hard] sciences” as evidenced by the fact that “[its] students [have] a high acceptance rate into medschool.” And a cheeky bio major highlights an added bonus, “[Hanover] is also one of only a few undergrad schools with a human cadaver lab.” The Spanish and environmental science programs receive high marks as well. Importantly, small classes are the norm here; most “range from 8–20 students.” This virtually guarantees that undergrads are never “just…a number to [their] professors.” Moreover, students truly love that there are “no teaching assistants.” And they are continually awed by the fact that professors, “offer to let you drop by their houses for homework help or just to chat.” A communications major adds, “They don’t want you to fail and they push you to reach your full potential.” In short, teachers here are “amazing.” Finally, a psychology major gleefully summarizes her experiences, “Since Hanover is small, there are a million and one opportunities for leadership positions, community involvement, starting student organizations, organizing a campus wide event. At Hanover, you really can do anything you set your mind to.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.3:1
Total Faculty
104
with Terminal Degree
101

57
Men
47
Women
9
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

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


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

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
81
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

Nearly 100 percent of freshmen receive financial aid of some sort (70 percent of them need-based grants or scholarships), and 98 percent of undergraduates enjoy the same (77 percent of them needbased). These include Federal Pell, SEOG, and state scholarships/ grants, along with private scholarships, school scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds. Loan aid is also offered from institutional funds.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,497

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,213

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,239

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,492

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,913

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,423
Required Fees
$600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

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

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
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

Overall

Students Say

Hanover students think very highly of their peers. They readily assert that their classmates are “well-rounded, smart and very friendly.” Moreover, they understand how to deftly “balance a healthy social life with a strong academic focus.” Of course, beyond these general commonalities, many undergrads insist that there is no typical Hanover student. As one sophomore stresses, “Every student is unique. I have never seen so many different kinds of people in one place. There aren’t really cliques here, but it works. Everyone gets along in one big ball of weirdness. But then again, aren’t we all weird? It keeps things interesting.” After reading that sentiment, it should come as no shock that students here also tend to be “open-minded,” “easy-going” and “nice to everyone.” A pleased elementary education major further explains, “Hanover brings out the best in us. The upperclassmen are encouraging and friendly. Most students are very outgoing by the time they reach their sophomore or junior years. Everyone who makes an effort fits in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,145
Out of State
29%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

58% female
42% male
29% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Education takes top priority at Hanover. Therefore, “during the week students are very focused on their academic work.” However, once the weekend rolls around, “students are willing to have fun.” Of course, the campus is frequently buzzing with activity and there’s always some event of which to take advantage. An amazed and delighted freshman shares, “We have concerts put on by the music department and by groups brought to our campus, performances like Second City (an amazing comedy group), and parties [hosted] by various clubs, sororities or fraternities. Clubs are also always meeting and [sponsoring] their own activities…I don’t think anyone could be bored here.” Undergrads admit that there’s somewhat of a drinking culture at Hanover. Indeed, “every weekend there always seems to be a party somewhere; either at one of the Frat houses or the themed houses.” Fortunately, no student is alienated if they choose not to partake. Additionally, undergrads love to participate in the “many traditions that take place on campus throughout the year like the first snowfall midnight snow ball fight and the spring term whiffle ball tournament.” Lastly, “making trips to historic downtown Madison seems to be on everyone’s agenda—be it catching a $5 movie at the Ohio Theatre or grabbing a world-famous hamburger from Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop and Family Restaurant!”

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

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

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

44% join a fraternity
32% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

35% 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

Green Rating
77

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 new 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 Western (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).
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Key Stats

2,888
Applicants
1,145
Size
64%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists