Hanover College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Hanover College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 79%. Located in southeastern Indiana, Hanover is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and is the oldest private college in Indiana. Hanover places emphasis on experiential learning including research, independent study, and project-based internships. Hanover has an impressive 13-to-1 student / faculty ratio and students can choose from over 32 majors or design their own major. On the athletic front, the Hanover Panthers compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to Hanover College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Hanover College had an acceptance rate of 79%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 79 students were admitted, making Hanover's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 3,229
Percent Admitted 79%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 14%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Hanover College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Hanover may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 29% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 640
Math 520 620
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Hanover College's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Hanover scored between 520 and 640, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1260 or higher is competitive for Hanover.

Requirements

Hanover College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Hanover participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Hanover does not require the optional essay portion of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Hanover College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 30% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 20 27
Composite 22 27

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Hanover's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Hanover received a composite ACT score between 22 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that Hanover does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Hanover College participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Hanover does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Hanover College's incoming freshmen class was 3.73. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Hanover College have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Hanover College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Hanover College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Hanover College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Hanover College, which accepts just over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, Hanover also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong optional application essay or writing sample and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Hanover strongly recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Hanover College's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to Hanover College. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. Note that Hanover College is test-optional, so grades are more important than test scores in the admissions process.

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