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Hiram, Ohio

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Your chances of getting into Hiram College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Hiram College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hiram is 93.4%.  Its admission rate is the 66th lowest in Ohio.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Hiram and can you get accepted?

Hiram College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,747 out of the 1,870 who applied were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 77 percent on standardized admission tests. Hiram College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.28. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Hiram?

93% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Hiram College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.28 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1000 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Hiram GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Hiram College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Hiram are to have around a 3.28 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Hiram accepts 93% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Hiram is 3.28 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #52 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Hiram is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Hiram College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 14.4% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 14.8% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.7% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.8% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.2% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Hiram SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Hiram College.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Hiram College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 450
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 890
SAT Scores for Hiram College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 560
Math 75th Percentile 540
Composite 75th Percentile 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Hiram College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Hiram is 1000 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 890-1100. Students who get into Hiram College score in the top 79 percent of all SAT test takers..  Hiram ranks #43 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1000 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Hiram regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 890, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 780, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Hiram College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "neither required nor recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1000 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 995, you have around a 93% chance of being admitted. A 1100 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

Hiram College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >96%
995 to 1100 Avg + 93%-96%
890 to 995 Avg - 87%-93%
785 to 890 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 785 Low <79%
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Hiram ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Hiram College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Hiram College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Hiram?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Hiram is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 24.  The school ranks #45 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hiram College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Hiram College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "neither required nor recommended".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Hiram for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 93% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 96% with a 24 ACT score.

Hiram College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >96%
20 to 24 Avg + 93%-96%
16 to 20 Avg - 87%-93%
12 to 16 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 12 Low <79%
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High School Class Rank

69% of Hiram College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 39% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hiram College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 69%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Hiram College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 754 1,116 1,870
Accepted 728 1,019 1,747
Acceptance Rate 97% 91% 93%
Enrolled 120 116 236
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 11% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hiram College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hiram College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hiram College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hiram College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Hiram College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.28 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1000 and ACT of 20 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203128 IPEDS survey data for Hiram College.


Does Hiram College prefer SAT or ACT?

26% of students submit their SAT scores to Hiram. 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hiram College?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to Hiram. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hiram College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1100. The average SAT score is 995. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hiram College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 24. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.