Hiram College

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“Concern for the student’s personal as well as academic welfare is one of the qualities that makes Hiram such an exceptional college.
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Hiram College
P.O. Box 96
Hiram, Ohio 44234
330.569.5169 / 800.362.5280
1,000+ students (total enrollment)
⋅ 45.77% male, 53.73% female, .49% other
⋅ 47% of undergrads are student athletes
⋅ Average class size: 10
⋅ Students are from 30 U.S. states/territories and 11 countries

To estimate your financial aid eligibility and plan for college, use our net price calculator!
Based on 2024-2025 costs for traditional, full-time students, tuition and fees equals $27,100 before financial aid.
For students living in a residential hall, a double room will cost $6,050.
No mandatory fees
2 free courses each summer
100% of full-time on-campus students receive financial aid, including transfer students.

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  • Founded in 1850, Hiram College is a private, liberal arts college providing students with a home away from home.
  • Hiram is 45 minutes away from Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown, Ohio.
  • 100 percent of students participate in high-impact, experiential activities.
  • You aren’t just a face in the crowd at Hiram. We have a 10:1 student-professor ratio, with a tight-knit community that’s focused on getting you to your goal.
  • 10:1 student-professor ratio.
  • The Hiram Plan (also called the 12-3 plan), our unique semester structure, is designed to give you the opportunity to gain valuable, intensive, real-world experiences. During the first 12 weeks of the semester, you’ll take a full course load of three or four classes. For the final three weeks, you’ll focus on a single, intensive course – in the classroom, the field, or abroad.
  • Our campus actively addresses sustainability, diversity, and inclusion in a variety of ways: the TREE House, reducing waste through composting, promoting reusable packaging, using renewable energy with several solar panel arrays, promoting knowledge of cultural and ethnic diversity through the Office of Division and Inclusion, and providing support services to enhance the success of historically underrepresented minority students.

Worth Noting
  • One of Hiram’s greatest treasures is the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station, a 550-acre ecologically diverse natural “classroom,” located just three miles from the main campus. As an active research and educational facility, the Field Station benefits students of all majors.
  • The Garfield Center for Public Leadership is an opportunity for studentsto gain an understanding of foreign and domestic public policy, the American presidents, and the issues that shared their presidencies. You can attend seminars, events, lectures by guest speakers, small group discussions, and study tours.
  • Entrepreneurship’s High Performance Program: learn how to analyze problems, decide on a course of action, and become a problem solver for real companies with authentic issues. You will develop effective communication skills, a strong work ethic, presentation skills, and the ability to work in a team.
  • Reach for new heights in our Eclectic Scholars Honors Program! As an Eclectic Scholar you will have priority registration, specific honors courses, and a housing learning community. Enrich yourself by growing as a leader and preparing for the next steps in your career.
  • The Hiram Plan allows all students (including athletes) to study away or study abroad in their college career. Students who embark on these programs return to find they’ve discovered new purpose and meaning in both their academic studies and future callings.
  • Upcoming study abroad trips include Italy, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, South Korea and Taiwan, and Spain!
  • This year, Hiram ranked on Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America list; the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll; and the 2023-2024 Colleges of Distinction and Ohio Colleges of Distinction with program-specific recognition for our Nursing Department, Education Department, and Scarborough School of Business and Communication.
  • The College was also listed as number 10 among Midwest Regional Colleges from U.S. News and World Report, fourth for Best Value among regional colleges in the Midwest, and fifth as a Top Performer on Social Mobility.

Faculty & Academics
  • 66 full-time professors, with 89% holding a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field.
  • Average class size of 10 students.
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Arts in Sport Management, and Trauma-Informed Education Certificate.
  • 33 majors and 37 minors, including pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medical studies, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine.
  • Dual-degree plan in engineering between Hiram and the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio or the James McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Dual Degree plan in Social Work (Social Administration) between Hiram and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 4+1 partnership with Ashland University that creates a seamless progression for students minoring in entrepreneurship at Hiram to the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship at Ashland.
  • The Emerging Scholars Program is ideal for students who may have struggled in high school or who may want assistance in transitioning to college and who have the drive, motivation, work ethic, and belief in themselves to thrive and improve their academic trajectory.

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, please check the college website.

Majors & Minors
Accounting and Financial Management
Applied Computer Science
Art & Design
Asian Studies (minor)
Biomedical Humanities
Classics and Medieval Studies (minor)
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Marketing
Economics (minor)
Education, Teacher Licensure
Educational Studies
Entrepreneurship (minor)
Environmental Studies
Esports and Gaming Administration
Ethics (minor)
Film Studies (minor)
French (minor)
Gender Studies (minor)
Integrative Exercise Science
International Studies
Mathematics (minor)
Natural History (minor)
Performing Arts
Philosophy (minor)
Photography (minor)
Political Science
Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Vet, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy
Public Health
Public Leadership (minor)
Spanish (minor)
Sport Management
Supply Chain Management
Writing (minor)

Pre-Professional Concentrations
Peace Corps
Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Campus Life
  • Make Hiram College your home away from home! Our home on the hill offers a diverse set of living environments that cater to every student’s needs and preferences. You can find single rooms, townhouses, all-gender housing, and single gender floors. Check out our different residence halls!
  • Hiram’s partnership with AVI ensures students have fresh, made-from-scratch food at our Dining Hall and Bistro. Students can also utilize the Clocktower Cafe, located in the Library, to get snacks throughout the day or a late night
  • When you become a Terrier, join one of our 25+ student-run clubs and organizations to carve out a space for yourself, find out who you are, and what you like. If you don’t see a club you like, start one yourself! There’s always a place for you at
  • See yourself at some of our student-run clubs:
    • Investment Club
    • Dungeons & Dragons
    • Black Student Union
    • Presence and Respect for Youth Sexual Minorities (PRYSM)
    • Overbooked

Varsity Sports

Being both an engaged student and a dedicated athlete is possible at Hiram, with 47 percent of students competing in a sport! As a student-athlete, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and compete, with regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment, and academic support. Check out our 23 varsity sports:

Baseball (Men)
Cross Country
Football (Men)
Lacrosse (Men)
Softball (Women)
STUNT (Women)
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field (Indoor)

Life After College

Start at Hiram, go anywhere!

Internships, research, and global understanding top the list of experiences employers desire for college graduates. That’s why all Hiram students are required to do one of the following:

  • Complete a paid internship in an area of interest to you.
  • Go on a study away or study abroad trip.
  • Conduct independent research with a faculty member.

Ninety-four percent of Hiram graduates are employed, continuing their education, completing an internship, or on an entrepreneurial endeavor.

After graduation, alumni make their mark on the world, leaving companies and communities better than they found them.

Academic Profile of Entering Class

Hiram College offers a test-free admission policy. Standardized testing isn’t always an accurate measurement of a student’s academic abilities. We look at the whole “you,” including all academic and extra-curricular merits, not your results on one standardized test.

  • 75% of first-year students have a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • 68% of first-year students are in the top half of their graduating high school class.