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 to 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.
Science and engineering at Hiram College
Nearly half of the majors offered at Hiram College focus on science, engineering, or health professions. At the heart of these programs, small classes, investigative research, and other experiential learning opportunities prepare students as undergraduates to emerge as qualified, skilled professionals and graduate students.
Eighty-one percent of Hiram College graduates who apply to medical school are accepted—nearly double the 45% national average. For veterinary school, 90% of Hiram applicants are admitted, versus the 50% national average.
Hiram’s applied science curriculum, small classes, and faculty advising prepare aspiring nurses, physical therapists, physicians, dentists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals with a foundation of compassionate caregiving. Hiram’s first-in-the-nation Biomedical Humanities major gives students exactly what graduate programs look for beyond grades and test scores. Each student completes two internships (job shadowing and research), two service courses, a strong science core, and one-of-a-kind courses in the medical humanities.
Hiram’s direct-entry Nursing program prepares its BSN students to be clinically competent, ethically grounded, and socially and culturally responsible nurses. Students learn the scientific skills necessary to be knowledgeable health care providers and gain clinical experiences that prepare them to be leaders in the field. Nursing students choose Hiram for its small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, nearby world-renowned clinical facilities, eligibility to apply for the National Registered Nurse Licensure Exam upon graduation, and 80% NCLEX pass rate.
Hiram College’s newest major, Integrative Exercise Science, prepares students with a strong core of exercise science, biology, and biomedical humanities courses. This foundation equips students with the course work and experience they need to advance into a variety of health professions. Students may also complete a minor to complement their professional goals or a sports health concentration to prepare for graduate-level medical and allied health programs.
Dual Engineering: 3+2 degree
Hiram College’s dual-degree Engineering program prepares students to be successful engineers by emphasizing a strong science core, problem-solving, and communication skills. Hiram’s dual Engineering program draws students who want to complete degrees in two diverse disciplines; they acquire robust scientific skills while also developing a strong liberal arts knowledge base with a foundation in critical-thinking, leadership, and effective communication skills.
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 merit
• Students from 31 states
• Students from 14 foreign countries
• Division III sports: 15
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.