Founded in 1827, Hanover is a private, coeducational liberal arts college and the oldest private college in Indiana. Hanover offers more than 30 academic programs, 17 NCAA Division III sports, an active Greek system, performing arts, ample travel abroad opportunities, funded internships, and over 150 student groups. Its 650-acre campus is located between Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis.

Website: www.hanover.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,104
Undergraduate
Students
(55.3%) 610 Women
(44.7%) 494 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,229 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
575 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,750
Tuition and Fees
$38,750
Room and Board
$11,950
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$32,789
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,665
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
84
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Hanover Population
3,554
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
39% of women participate
Fraternities
60% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.7% White
11.5% Unknown
International Students
2.7% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
91%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2 3
History 2 3
Academic Electives 2 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended April 30
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
517 Ball Drive
City, State, Zip
Hanover, IN 47243
Phone
(812) 866-7021
Fax
(812) 866-7098
E-mail
admission@hanover.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,229 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 1,892 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 1,337 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
318 (12%) of 2,562 admitted students enrolled
Women
206 (13%) of 1,548 admitted students enrolled
Men
162 (16%) of 1,014 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
43% of 3,977 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.66
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
575 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
27%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 54%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,750
Tuition and Fees
$38,750
Room and Board
$11,950
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001801
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
343 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
211 (65.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
211 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
86 (35.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$32,789
Need-Based Gift
Received by 211 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,237
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 151 (66.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,962
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 55 (30.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
44 (11.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,436

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
941 (86.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
855 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
855 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
260 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$31,586
Need-Based Gift
Received by 855 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,477
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 667 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,266
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 171 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
221 (21.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,467

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,665
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,561
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
84
Part-Time Faculty
16
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
600,105
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
120
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hanover Population
3,554
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Louisville
Campus Size
630 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Scottsburg
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati, Ohio

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
7%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Scarlet and royal

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, delight ministries, alpha lambda delta, love out loud, art club, international club
Sororities
39% of women participate
Fraternities
60% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,104
Women
610 (55.3%)
Men
494 (44.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,097
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.7% White
11.5% Unknown
International Students.
2.7% from 18 countries
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
71%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
91%
Average Starting Salary
91%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 5.9%
Arts and Sciences 7.4%
Medicine 2.7%
Other 9.5%

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