Hanover College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Hanover College
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Hanover College Admissions Overview:

Hanover College is one of the hundreds of schools that accepts the Common Application—which can save applicants time and energy when applying to multiple schools that accept it. Along with an application, students interested in Hanover will also need to submit scores from either the ACT or SAT, an official high school transcript, and an optional letter of recommendation and written personal statement.

Campus visits are strongly encouraged for all applicants. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Hanover College Description:

Hanover College is a small, private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The college is located in southeastern Indiana on a 650-acre campus that overlooks the Ohio River. Louisville is about 45 minutes away. The school's proximity to the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Clifty Falls State Park make it an ideal place for outdoor activities and study of the environment.

The college places emphasis on experiential learning including research, independent study, and project-based internships. Students can choose from over 30 majors or design their own major. Hanover College has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 14. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in a number of student-led clubs and organizations, including Greek life, performing arts ensembles, and religious groups.

 On the athletic front, the Hanover Panthers compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, golf, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,090 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,514
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,850
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $49,064

Hanover College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,486
    • Loans: $6,928

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    Hanover College Mission Statement:

    mission statement from https://www.hanover.edu/about

    "Hanover College is a challenging and supportive community whose members take responsibility for lifelong inquiry, transformative learning and meaningful service."

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