“Concern for the student’s personal as well as academic welfare is one of the qualities that makes Hiram such an exceptional college.“
– Colleges That Change Lives
⋅ Average class size: 13
⋅ Students are from 30 U.S. states/territories and 11 countries
Hiram College recently announced a new tuition model for the Traditional College. Slated to go into effect in Fall 2020, it has been designed so that students learn more, earn more, and spend less.
⋅ Tuition: $24,500 before financial aid
⋅ No mandatory fees
⋅ Two free courses each summer
⋅ Direct referrals to paid summer internships
- Founded in 1850, Hiram College is a private, liberal arts college with a proud tradition of educational innovation and excellence.
- Hiram, Ohio is 35 miles southeast of Cleveland in the rolling hills of the beautiful Western Reserve region.
- 110-acre campus lined with red brick buildings plus a 360-acre biology field research station located three miles from campus
- Students at Hiram begin their journey of becoming leaders of their chosen field through the close interaction between faculty, staff and fellow students.
- The Hiram Community are deeply involved in the learning and responsibility of each student.
Hiram College has a rich heritage of inclusiveness, allowing admission to Native Americans, African Americans and Women since its opening in 1850.
- Hiram offers domestic and international faculty-led study trips to numerous destinations on six continents. The trips are designed for the students and involve many aspects of civic engagement, research, global and local issues, culture exchange and of course, adventure. Recent trips have included The Galapagos Islands, Sailing in the Caribbean and Global Healthcare in Zambia, as well as exploration in destinations, such as Alaska, United Kingdom, Japan, Bhutan, Germany, France, India, and Australia. The College typically offers two to three trips each semester. The trips meet a core curriculum requirement and also qualify as Hiram Connect experiences.
- Known as the 12-3 Hiram Semester Plan, our academic calendar is comprised of two 15-week semesters divided into a 12-week traditional session and a 3-week session dedicated to a single course of study.
- Hiram recently announced a new tuition model for the traditional college. Effective fall 2020, tuition will be $24,500 before financial aid, with no mandatory fees. In addition, eligible students can take up to two free courses each summer, and will have direct referrals to paid summer internships.
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offered at Hiram is a direct-admit program. Students will begin their nursing coursework in their first year and clinical studies during their second year.
- Ranked fourth among the best baccalaureate colleges in the country by Washington Monthly in 2019.
- Ranked #14 among Midwest Regional Colleges, #6 for Best Value and #5 for Social Mobility among Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.
- Nationally recognized as a 2019-2020 College of Distinction.
- Recognized among the best colleges in the Midwest by the Princeton Review, in the 2020 edition of The Best Colleges.
- Ranked as one of Forbes Top Colleges for 2019.
- One of only 13% of all U.S. colleges and universities to house a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the United States.
- Hiram College pioneered its Tech and Trek mobile technology initiative in 2017, equipping students with an iPad Pro, educational apps, training, and other resources that teach them how to creatively and critically utilize technology in classroom and out-of-classroom environments.
- Named an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022 for the leadership and educational excellence it has demonstrated in using technology to enhance teaching and learning.
- Hiram’s New Liberal Arts ensures that students are exposed to a variety of pedagogical practices, including integrated study, high-impact experiences, and mindful technology.
- 80 full-time faculty; 90% hold the most advanced degree in their field
- Average class size of 13
- 29 majors and 36 minors, including pre-professional programs in Medicine, Law, Veterinary, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Dentistry with the most popular majors including Biomedical Humanities, Psychology, Accounting and Financial Management, and Nursing
- Dual-degree plan in engineering between Hiram and the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
- Dual Degree plan in Social Work (Social Administration) between Hiram and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
- Dual-degree plan in engineering between Hiram and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
- 3+3 Bachelor’s/Law Accelerated Degree Program between Hiram and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Affiliated with the Washington Center, a Washington, D.C.-based independent nonprofit organization that offers academic seminars and internship opportunities to students interested in politics
- The Hiram Plan 3-Week session allows students to pursue a focused study in one area. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in a given topic, internship, study abroad or faculty-led research.
- Hiram’s Eclectic Scholars Program offers tremendous opportunities for leadership, learning and professional development through a series of seminar-style courses with fellow Eclectic Scholars. The courses are based around self-exploration, problem solving, and discussions and projects that span disciplines, enabling honors students to gain an understanding about how their skills and talents within their individual disciplines can cross boundaries.
- The New Liberal ArtsTM at Hiram College integrates study, high-impact experiences, and mindful technologyTM to offer an unparalleled educational experience. Students develop a 21st-century skill set and mindset that will help them find their personal calling and career path. Upon completion of their degrees, students demonstrate proficiency in analytical and critical thinking, communication, computation, mindful technology, system/design thinking, teamwork/team building, intercultural competence, and diversity appreciation.
Majors & Minors
Accounting and Financial Management
Applied Computer Science
Art & Design
Asian Studies (minor)
Classics and Medieval Studies (minor)
Education, Teacher Licensure
Film Studies (minor)
Gender Studies (minor)
Integrative Exercise Science
Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Vet, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy
Public Leadership (minor)
- 90% of students live in campus housing, which range from apartment-style Townhouses, Suites, and Dorms.
- More than 40 student-run clubs and organizations, including the Anime Club, Habitat for Humanity, Intercultural Forum, Investment Club, and Stone Soup Vegetarian Co-op.
- Hiram’s NCAA Division III offers 15 intercollegiate varsity sports for men and women, and introduced Cheer & Student as a varsity sport for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students can participate in the various intramural and club sports, including rugby, cross country, equestrian and mixed martial-arts. Recently added Men’s and Women’s Varsity Wrestling Programs are expected to begin competing in 2021-22.
- Strong dedication to the Arts, with opportunities to participate in various musical, theatrical and artistic endeavors.
15 varsity sports for men and women in the NCAA Division III, North Coast Athletic Conference:
Swimming and Diving
- 95% of Hiram graduates are employed or attend graduate school within six months.
- Hiram College prepares students to become leaders of their chosen fields.
- Hiram alumni include James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States; Carol Perez, Ambassador of the United States to Chile; poet Vachel Lindsay; Bill White, former president of the National League of Baseball; Emmy winner Dave Bell Sr.; CNN news anchor Jan Hopkins; and Lance Liotta, chief of pathology at the National Cancer Institute; and toy inventor Nate Eaton.
- Median ACT score: 22
- Average GPA: 3.37