Hiram College

Hiram, OH

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
1,210
Undergraduate
Students
(54.1%) 655 Women
(45.9%) 555 Men
11
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 2,761 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
531 average
460-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550 average
480-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,648
Tuition and Fees
$36,358
Room and Board
$10,290
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
79
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
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Terrier
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
16.6% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.7% White
9.0% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not Reported
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
No fee required
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
64% of 2,761 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 982 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 1,779 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
343 (20%) of 1,754 admitted students enrolled
Women
177 (25%) of 708 admitted students enrolled
Men
166 (16%) of 1,046 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
3.37
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
531 average
460-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550 average
480-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
19%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 70%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,648
Tuition and Fees
$36,358
Room and Board
$10,290
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 February 15
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003049
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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, 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
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life 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
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
79
Part-Time Faculty
63
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
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
357,690
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
75
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

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

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, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
84% 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
16%
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
daytime services available M-F 8am-5pm and evenings 5pm-3am, weekend services from 5pm-3am

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, equestrian sports, football, rugby, skiing (downhill), soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


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

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,210
Women
655 (54.1%)
Men
555 (45.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
853
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
16.6% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.7% White
9.0% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 12 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
11

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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