Hanover College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243-0108
Tel: (812)866-7000
Free: 800-213-2178
Admissions: (812)866-7021
Fax: (812)866-7098
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hanover.edu/


Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1827. Setting: 630-acre rural campus with easy access to Louisville. Endowment: $102 million. Research spending 2003-04: $31,243. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,979 per student. Total enrollment: 1,062. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,659 applied, 75% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 10 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,052 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 10 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 17 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 1% 25 or older, 96% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at 8 members of the Spring Term Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,800 includes full-time tuition ($20,150), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($6200). College room only: $2950. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 37% of eligible men and 44% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Christian Life, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Student Programming Board, Link, American Chemical Society. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Day, Alumni Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 980 college housing spaces available; 974 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Duggan Library with 224,478 books, 44,770 microform titles, 1,035 serials, 5,080 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hanover is located four and one-half miles from Madison, Indiana (population 15,000), overlooking the beautiful Ohio River valley from a hilltop nearly 400 feet above the river. Community facilities include a modern hospital. The Hanover/Madison area is rich in historic lore and antiques. Clifty Falls, a large State Park, well known for its rugged scenery, serves this community.

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