Hiram, founded in 1850, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 110-acre campus is located in Hiram, 35 miles southeast of Cleveland.

Website: www.hiram.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,244
Undergraduate
Students
(57.2%) 711 Women
(42.8%) 533 Men
11
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 2,687 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.36
SAT Math
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
538 average
460-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,743
Tuition and Fees
$36,358
Room and Board
$10,290
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$32,029
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,771
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
59
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Hiram Population
1,439
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Terrier
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
17.4% Black/African-American
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.4% White
9.4% Unknown
International Students
0.7% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.6%
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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 accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1 2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
11715 Garfield Road
City, State, Zip
Hiram, OH 44234
Phone
(330) 569-5169
Fax
(330) 569-5944
E-mail
admission@hiram.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

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
 
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
58% of 2,687 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 1,023 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 1,664 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
343 (22%) of 1,548 admitted students enrolled
Women
171 (24%) of 724 admitted students enrolled
Men
138 (17%) of 824 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.36
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
538 average
460-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
18%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 2%
Top quarter: 8%
Top half: 29%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,743
Tuition and Fees
$36,358
Room and Board
$10,290
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$2,295
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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003049
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
228 freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
222 applicants
Received Financial Aid
222 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
10 aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$32,029
Need-Based Gift
Received by 222 aid recipients, average amount $27,575
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 205 aid recipients, average amount $4,807
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 9 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
10 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,475

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
764 undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
727 (95.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
727 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
37 aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$28,530
Need-Based Gift
Received by 718 aid recipients, average amount $23,872
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 653 aid recipients, average amount $5,510
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
75 undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,748

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,771
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
27.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other 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
Humanities, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,024
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, social work
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
59
Part-Time Faculty
52
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
50%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs

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
354,275
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
72
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
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


Hiram Population
1,439
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
110 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.4 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not 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
Terrier
School Colors
Columbia blue, red, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, black students united, intercultural forum, terrier activities board, student-athlete advisory committee, theater guild
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,244
Women
711 (57.2%)
Men
533 (42.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
824
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
17.4% Black/African-American
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.4% White
9.4% Unknown
International Students.
0.7% from 8 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
11

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Average Starting Salary
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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