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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB
Hanover is an above-average private, Christian college located in Hanover, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,097 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hanover acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Biology, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 69% of students, Hanover alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Hanover College Reviews
Hanover is a great school for academics, has a small campus feel, and is beautiful in all seasons. However, it is not very racially diverse and students have had issues with how the administration has responded to their concerns. Though change is happening, it is slow moving and seems forced. Overall, I really love the community of students and professors that Hanover provides. Students are prepared well for the future and have great opportunities to get to know their professors on a 1:1 basis. When COVID isn't stopping all travel, Hanover provides incredible study abroad opportunities for students to take part in, whether through the month-long May Term or for a full semester with a partnered college or university abroad.
A great community and tight knit school on a beautiful campus. Professors who care about students and actively engage in thought provoking discussion. That said, the impact of Hanover beyond graduation is lackluster. Most alumni (with the notable exception of Mike Pence - yikes!) go on to middle management positions at small Indiana companies, meaning the alumni network is underwhelming at best and opportunities based on name recognition or the strength of the college brand are nonexistent. It's not impossible to achieve success after HC by any stretch, but it's a graduating class of about 90% future insurance claim adjusters.
Hanover College is absolutely wonderful! The environment is academically rigorous and, due to the small class sizes, professors are always available to help you. It is definitely a challenge, however, and the cost of tuition is outrageous. Fortunately, there are a lot more scholarships and grants available to students here than there might be at state schools, due to there being more private donors backing the institution.