Hiram College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Hiram College

Situated 35 miles southeast of Cleveland, Hiram College is a private liberal arts college. Because of a 13 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 16, Hiram students often develop close relationships with their professors. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations.  Its accomplishments in the liberal arts and STEM earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the Hiram College Terriers play in the NCAA, within the Division III North Coast Atlantic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,255 (1,244 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 66% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,710
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $10,290
  • Other Expenses: $2,367
  • Total Cost: $51,167

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,314
    • Loans: $7,349

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Overview of Hiram College Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 58%, Hiram College’s admissions are not highly competitive. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data             

  • Hiram College Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 460/600
    • SAT Math: 470/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Composite: 18/25
    • ACT English: 17/24
    • ACT Math: 17/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Hiram College, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If Hiram College is currently out of your reach, you can be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Hiram College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission to these schools.

Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, California State University Monterey Bay, La Salle University, California State University Channel Islands, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Hiram College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Hiram College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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