Hiram College

Hiram students stroll through the Hinsdale Arch

“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
⋅ 875 students; 50% women, 50% men
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio; average class size: 13
⋅ Minority students comprise 19% of the student body.
⋅ Students are from 31 states and 14 countries.
⋅ Tuition: $31,440
⋅ Room Average: $5,150
⋅ Board: $5,040
⋅ 99% of students receive financial assistance.
⋅ Average award exceeds $21,000.
⋅ Hiram College offers students a Tuition Guarantee that locks in a student’s rate of tuition and fees for four years, enabling students and families to more accurately predict their annual college costs.

Entrance to Hiram College

Statue of James A. Garfield

Bell outside of the Les and Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation and Fitness Center

Aerial Shot of Hiram College Campus

Students visit at Martin Common

  • 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.

Worth Noting
  • 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, 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 is pleased to offer a Tuition Guarantee. Every student will know that once at Hiram their tuition will not increase over their four years of study at Hiram.
  • 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 among the best liberal arts colleges in the country and as a Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest by Washington Monthly in 2016.
  • Recognized among the best colleges in the Midwest by the Princeton Review, in the 2017 edition of The Best 378 Colleges.
  • Hiram College placed 141st in the 2017  News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
  • Nationally recognized as a 2018-2019 College of Distinction.
  • In Forbes list of America’s top 660 colleges for 2016, Hiram ranked the 119th top college in the Midwest and the 190th leading liberal arts university in the U.S.
  • One of only 10% 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.
  • 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.

Faculty & Academics
  • 80 full-time faculty; 90% hold the most advanced degree in their field
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 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.

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

Majors & Minors
Accounting and Financial Management
Applied Computer Science
Art, Film, and Digital Design
Asian Studies (minor)
Biomedical Humanities
Classics and Medieval Studies (minor)
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Economics (minor)
Educational Studies
Entrepreneurship (minor)
Environmental Studies
Ethics (minor)
French (minor)
Gender Studies (minor)
Integrative Exercise Science
International Studies
Mathematics (minor)
Performing Arts (Voice, Theatre, Composition)
Philosophy (minor)
Photography (minor)
Political Science
Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Vet, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy
Public Health
Public Leadership (minor)
Religious Studies
Spanish (minor)
Sports Management
Writing (minor)

Campus Life
  • 90% of students live in campus housing, which range from apartment-style Townhouses, Suites, and Dorms.
  • More than 30 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.
  • Strong dedication to the Arts, with opportunities to participate in various musical, theatrical and artistic endeavors.

Varsity Sports

15 varsity sports for men and women in the NCAA Division III, North Coast Athletic Conference:

Baseball (Men)
Football (Men)
Softball (Women)
Swimming and Diving

Life After College
  • 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.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Median ACT score: 22
  • Average GPA: 3.37