Hiram, OH
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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.

College Freshman

Academics: I just started and haven't done much yet

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The name means something when you're looking to be a teacher in Ohio.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: You can even create a class if you want to! That doesn't happen anywhere else like it does here!!

4 College Student

Academics: At Hiram they do not have an Engineering class on campus. If you decide to go into the Engineering program it is a 3-2 dual-degree program. You choose what kind of engineering you want to do ie. Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, etc. and then you find out what degree you will get at Hiram (3 years). Once you complete that degree you have automatic acceptance to Case Western where you receive your Engineering Degree (2 years). For example if your going to be a Mechanical Engineer, you would spend 3 years at Hiram getting your Physics Degree and if you keep your grades up, you have automatic acceptance to Case where you will work towards your Engineering Degree. In 5 years you will have 2 different Masters Degrees. One in Physics and one in Mechanical Engineering.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 70th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 213rd
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 278th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 286th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 376th
    Smartest Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Monica Lucas
Political Science
Grad Year
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Hiram's academics are its best aspect. The professors, programs, and classes are all fitted to serve the students and ensure that the students succeed. New York Times education editor Loren Pope actually featured Hiram in his book, "Colleges that Change Lives," singling out the College for its concern for both students' personal and academic welfare. 

There are several centers for excellence that Hiram offers to students so that they can focus on specific things that are not necessarily addressed in the curriculum, including the Center for the Study of Ethics and Values and the Center for Science Education. Hiram may seem sub-par in some areas (especially when it comes to the long cold winters), but it makes up for its cons when it comes to academics.

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Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 74%
  • 20 to 49 students: 26%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting and Finance: 5%
  • Business Administration and Management: 7%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Social Science Research Methods: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
  • Kennedy Center basement
  • Library
Tips to Succeed
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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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