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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
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.
517 Ball Drive
Hanover, IN 47243
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Hanover College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

HC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,376/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,314/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,097Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
47%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Driven
    38%
  • Well-rounded students
    31%
  • Offbeat
    15%
  • Quirky
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Academical success orientated, but beautiful
    46%
  • Beautiful
    31%
  • Calming
    15%
  • Serene
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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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.
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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.