Hiram, OH
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Reviews 295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This wasn't a good fit for me. It's so isolated and it can get depressing because of that. I did meet some very wonderful people there, and I didn't mind the classes or how convenient it was to get around. Plus, it feels very nice to be around grass and trees all the time. But it was just so repetitive that it made me feel like I wasn't doing much. Everyone is different though, and I'm sure there's many people who have had great experiences here.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't know what to rate this because I didn't search for internships as a freshman.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The only places to go are to the townhouses for parties or "Da Hub," which is the only bar on campus. I haven't been to either because it just doesn't sound fun. A lot of students spend nights playing games with floormates, or something.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Unless you have a car and can go to Streetsboro or Garrettsville, you're stuck with the bistro and it's not the greatest. Plus, the hours are just dumb, in my opinion. But even if you have a car, there's pretty much only chain places around.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I think the professors are very intelligent and would like to move forward faster, but some of the students probably wouldn't be able to keep up then, so it seems like the academics aren't great. I also knew of a lot of people who were there without getting very good grades in high school. But there are some very intelligent people on campus as well.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Sometimes the food is okay. There's some days where everything is great. But it's basically the same all the time.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think there's like two or three sororities and frats on campus, but no one cares about them, and you hardly hear anything from them.

5 College Senior

Majors: I have GREAT professors and small class sizes which is great.

3 College Senior

Majors: I have not had one.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: We are in the middle of no where so it gets very boring.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: A majority of students live on campus.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There is a large abundance of international students at my school so it is very diverse.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is pretty much unnecessary. Everything on campus is withing a 10 minutes distance at the absolute most.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Its hard to find someone who has conservative views on topics such as sexuality/gender orientation and the like. Most people accept people for who they are and move on. It does not seem to be something people get hung over on.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It ranges from great to terrible. Some dorms are in great shape while others are literally falling apart inside. That said, most people on campus are decent at the very least.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are far from core to Hiram College. The focus is on academics with sports and the like reserved mostly for enjoyment. As such, sports like football, baseball etc, are apaid attention to by few outside of those friends with the players on the team.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting scholarships is essential if you want to go here. It's so expensive. I can't imagine what someone would do if they couldn't get financial aid. It would be so bad.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Hiram's campus is really really safe. This probably has to do with the fact that it's in the middle of nowhere but that doesn't mean it's not creepy to walk at night when there's kind of a lot of unlit pathways. In the summer, I walked all over campus at night though, and I would again because it's so safe. There's blue light up security poles all over campus where you can call security and they will be there within minutes. It's really safe.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I like the faculty a lot, but I really dislike Hiram's setup of classes. For instance, they have a very weird curriculum where you have to take 8 different classes that are different "methods" of teaching. For other schools, this seems like a joke so it's hard to find classes that will transfer at all. Also, the colloquium and FSEM classes are really varied so it's hard to actually get really useful writing skills. The teachers are really great though, I haven't found a teacher that hasn't been able to keep my attention. And it's nice to have small classes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Whitcomb completely sucks, but I hear that Bowler Hall and the Quad have relatively good housing. So pretty much, everywhere is okay-ish except Whitcomb.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's parties and everything, but from what I hear, they aren't that great. A lot of them get busted for being too loud but underage drinkers don't seem to get in trouble a lot either. I'm not a partier so I don't have a lot of firsthand experience.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The men and women are relatively attractive, but there's not a lot of different personalities to find. Many of the people who play sports dress exactly the same and it's boring.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car but all my friends who do just have trouble finding spots close to where they want to be sometimes.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Well, the sports teams have hardly won anything but that doesn't mean the people who play them aren't passionate about the sports. I'm personally not interested in them.


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Monica Lucas
Political Science
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Hiram College goes by many terms, some of which include, “quaint,” “charming,” and “loveable.” But mostly, the school’s atmosphere is simple and peaceful. The atmosphere at Hiram is different than that of any big state school because everyone seems to know and care for each other. That might be the best part about Hiram: the people. There are some things that the College is missing, such as better dining hall selections and a more active nightlife, but all in all, the people and the academics of Hiram make up for the College’s shortcomings.

Because Hiram is a residential college, most of the campus community resides on campus, which can be both frustrating and helpful. It’s frustrating when you wish you had more independence and freedom, but it’s helpful when you’re a first-year student looking to make friends and find your niche on campus.

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