At Hiram, learning is not limited to the classroom. It happens in one-on-one conversations, through athletics, in club meetings and through work in the field. Hiram Connect prompts students to step back and reflect upon how these learning experiences relate back to their coursework and what they are discovering about their unique purpose and calling.
Hiram College is prestigious, dynamic, engaging and friendly.
In our academic community, we know more than your name. We care about your interests, your passions and your dreams for the future. Our focus is a personalized, undergraduate education that will help you achieve your goals in a complex and changing global environment.
Hiram alumni pursue graduate study, and live and work worldwide. They have confidence that comes from integrated knowledge and experience gained while earning a university degree from an internationally respected liberal arts institution.
- As one of the 200 oldest institutions of higher education in the U.S.
- Among top U.S. liberal arts colleges in the “Washington Monthly Annual College Guide.”
- Among the best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review’s annual edition, “The Best 373 Colleges.”
- Among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
- As one of 44 member colleges of the Colleges that Change Lives organization.
- As one of only 10% of all U.S. colleges and universities to house a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest, most prestigious undergraduate honor society in America.
- As fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Hiram is a four-year degree granting institution: Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
- 1,200 undergraduate men and women from 26 states, 30 countries and 25 different religious traditions.
- Comfortable learning environment with an average class size of 16 students.
- Classes taught by faculty committed to student success, not graduate students studying for masters or doctoral degrees.
- Distinctive academic calendar called the Hiram Plan in which each 15-week semester consists of a 12-week comprehensive session followed by a 3-week intensive session.
- Extensive hands-on learning opportunities through internships and research on and off the Hiram campus.
- Tuition Guarantee – tuition stays the same for the student’s four years.
- 88 full-time faculty members; 95 percent have Ph.D. or terminal degree in their fields.
Accounting & Financial Management
Art History/Art Studio
Integrated Language Arts
Integrated Social Studies
Pre-Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry Studies
- Research in the Hiram College Genomics Project
- Engage with health care providers in Hiram’s Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities
- James H. Barrow Science Field Station for research, waterfowl conservation and wildlife rehabilitation
- Connect with CEOs in the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship
- Student Scholars Program in the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership
- Workshops with published authors in the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature
- Dual-degree five-year Master of Accountancy program
- Dual-degree five-year program in Engineering
- Application guidelines for first year and transfer students:
- TOEFL score (minimum Paper-500; CBT-173; iBT-61) or IELTS of 5.5
- Partial tuition Global Scholarships based on academic merit
- Fall semester (August) – February 15
- Spring semester (January) – October 15 – Transfer students only
International Student Support
- Free airport pick-up for new international students.
- International orientation and comprehensive first-year program lay foundation for smooth transition to a successful college career in the U.S.
- International student advisor to assist with specialized needs.
- Host Family and Peer Mentoring programs.
- Campus housing available during all holiday and summer breaks.
- Extensive student services including academic support staff, free writing center and tutoring programs, career services and health center.
- Safe, friendly community of students, faculty and staff.
- Compact campus where academic, residential and recreational facilities are within a five-minute walk.
- Various living options available in 13 college residence halls.
- On-campus housing and meals during all four years.
- Focus on engagement and leadership in more than 70 special-interest clubs, organizations, artistic ensembles and intercollegiate, intramural and club athletic teams.
- Intercultural Forum – composed of international and U.S. students – one of the largest and most active campus organizations.
- Small, college town in northeast Ohio, midway between Chicago and New York City.
- 56 km from Cleveland, Ohio, home to a world-renowned orchestra, art museum, theatre district, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, professional sports teams and several music venues, restaurants and other cultural attractions.
- Hiram’s campus is surrounded by hiking and biking trails and a short drive from skiing, canoeing and the Great Lakes.
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNo Affiliation
Scholarships for International StudentsYes
Conditional Admission AvailableNo
SettingSmall/College town, Rural
Type of HousingResidence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory