Hiram College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Ohio


Located 35 miles southeast of Cleveland, Hiram College is a private liberal arts college whose 110-acre main campus features attractive red-brick buildings. With a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 16, Hiram students often develop close relationships with their professors. Hiram College's calendar works on the "Hiram Plan" -- a 15-week semester divided into a 12-week session and a 3-week session in which students focus on a single class. Hiram College appears in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives, and strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Education, Social Sciences

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1360
Total Grad Students: 1
Undergraduate Students: 1359
Faculty: 74

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Hinsdale Hall Third Floor
Floor Ohio 44234

Website: http://www.hiram.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 330-569-3211

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jeff Mongold
Admission Counselor, Office of Admission

Transfer Services Contact:
Kristen Maruszak
Admission Counselor, Office of Admission
MaruszakKA@hiram.edu [ mailto:MaruszakKA@hiram.edu%20 ]

International Admissions Contact:
Taryn M Hale
Director for Int'l Student Advising, Office of International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Tom Mulligan
Director of Athletics, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Hiram College does not publish a requirement for a minimum GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses Hiram generally accepts for credit are those in which students have earned a "C" or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
No limit is placed on the number of credits which may be transfered to Hiram. However, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours.

Test Scores for Applying:
Students who have less than one year of full-time college credit are required to submit their scores on the SAT I or ACT Assessment.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Hiram College does not publish a requirement for a letter of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Students who have less than one year of full-time college credit are required to submit an essay or personal statement

Application Fee:
A $35 application fee is waived for students applying on-line.

Other Requirements:
A Transfer Waiver form is required. Go to this link to see more information.[http://www.hiram.edu/admission/apply/documents/transfer.pdf]

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 25
English 19 25
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 600
Math 450 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Hiram College does not publish their transfer statistics.

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -63%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 700

Other Expenses: 2295

Room and Board: 9460

Tuition and Fees: 28950

Total Cost: 41405

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Hiram awards scholarships to transfer students on the basis of academic excellence at the collegiate level. Eligible students may receive transfer merit scholarships renewable for up to three years.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8468

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 73%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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