Hiram College: Narrative Description

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Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234-0067
Tel: (330)569-3211
Free: 800-362-5280
Admissions: (330)569-5169
Fax: (330)569-5944
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hiram.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1850. Setting: 110-acre rural campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $60.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $74,803. Educational spending 2003-04: $6751 per student. Total enrollment: 1,125. Faculty: 119 (74 full-time, 45 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 828 applied, 86% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 11 valedictorians. Full-time: 887 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 221 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 20 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 88% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,100 includes full-time tuition ($21,970), mandatory fees ($625), and college room and board ($7505). College room only: $3485. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $712 per credit hour. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, African American Students United, Outdoors Club, Resident Student Association, Christian Outreach. Major annual events: Homecoming, Art and Music Festival, Campus Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,100 college housing spaces available; 700 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Hiram College Library with 187,451 books, 116,100 microform titles, 3,993 serials, 10,351 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $723,089.

Community Environment:

Located in a dairy and orchard growing area, Hiram is a rural community with numerous buildings in the Western Reserve style. This area has long been famous for the production of maple syrup. Air, bus and train transportation is available. Nearby lakes provide the facilities for boating, swimming, and fishing. Job opportunities are available mainly at the college.

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