Hiram College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Hiram, OH
Website
www.hiram.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
1,144
Part-Time Undergrads
149
Setting
Rural
In-State Tuition
$30,190
Out-of-State Tuition
$30,190
Room & Board
$9,560
Acceptance Rate
62 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1290–1680
Average ACT Scores
20–25

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Academics
  • Professors
  • Community
  • Small classes

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The selection and hours of the dining hall
  • The giant hill in the middle of campus
  • Isolation
  • The rules

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Hiram Student Reviews

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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.

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