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Undergrad Profile

How do you define Hiram?

Hiram College is defined not by numbers or test scores, but by head, heart, and hard work. For 166 years students have come from near and far to create an eclectic learning community that is reality, not rhetoric. One that is diverse and authentic. Hiram prepares students to understand, shape, and innovate the worlds they inhabit today and those they will help lead tomorrow.

Three-year degrees
Hiram College offers 20 new three-year undergraduate degree programs that can save students approximately $25,000 in tuition costs, with a potential $63,000 financial advantage when factoring in salary earnings by entering the workforce a year earlier.

Hiram College is distinctive in its unique term structure, The Hiram Plan. Students complete 12 weeks of traditional course work, take a weeklong break, and finish their academic semester with three weeks of intensive study in a single class, internship, or study away experience. This plan has been described as a near-perfect approach to fostering student learning and engagement.

The Hiram Connect Initiative links course work, internships, study away explorations, and hands-on learning opportunities. Students are led to reflect upon their academic experiences, helping them determine what they want to do professionally and who they want to be personally. 

Hiram provides pathways to prestigious graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, engineering, and law. Our Hiram Health Initiative supports a campus culture of health and wellness and provides an environment that prepares health professionals to enter the workforce as compassionate caregivers.

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At A Glance
• 32 majors
• 38 minors
• 20 new three-year degree programs
• 7 pre-professional programs
• Student-faculty ratio: 10:1
• Full-time faculty: 81
• Full-time faculty with terminal degree: 95%
• Typical average class size: 13
• Female-male ratio: 51:49
• Total enrollment: 1,100+
• Average incoming student high school GPA: 3.27
• Student-athletes: 41%
• Clubs and organizations: 50
• Students who receive some sort of financial aid: 99%
• Students who receive meritscholarships: 60%
• Students from 31 states
• Students from 14 foreign countries
• Division III sports: 15

Tuition Guarantee
Hiram’s Tuition Guarantee makes tuition affordable and predictable by locking in tuition rates for four years, so there are no unhappy surprises on that path to graduation.

Phi Beta Kappa
Hiram is one of only 10% of colleges and universities with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.