#26 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Hiram College

Hiram, Ohio

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Hiram College overview
Location Hiram, Ohio
Online hiram.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Hiram College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Hiram College is a private liberal arts institution nestled in the village of Hiram, Ohio, approximately 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. Established in 1850, Hiram holds a rich history intertwined with the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute. The college is characterized by its rural setting and small-town ambiance, providing a tranquil atmosphere conducive to academic inquiry. Hiram's campus showcases a mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, with housing options available for students who wish to live on campus. Academically, Hiram is noted for its unique Hiram Plan, an intensive course structure emphasizing experiential learning. The college offers a range of undergraduate programs, with particularly strong emphasis on biological sciences and environmental studies. While Hiram maintains an inclusive admissions policy, it is selective, seeking students who demonstrate potential and fit with the college's academic offerings. Hiram's sports teams, known as the Terriers, participate in Division III athletics, though the college is not primarily recognized for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 1,896 prospective students applied, and 1,766 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 192 enrolled in the school.  704 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 314 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $25,500 plus fees of $0. Hiram is ranked 637 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Hiram is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 890/1100
ACT 16/24
GPA 3.28

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Hiram College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,600
Budget for Other Expenses$2,572
Total One Year Cost$39,472

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hiram College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Biology 18%
Social Sciences 13%
Psychology 6%
Education 6%

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