Hanover College

Hanover College is a select, private liberal arts institution whose diverse students, faculty and staff believe in lifelong inquiry, transformative learning and meaningful service. Located in southeastern Indiana near Louisville (45 minutes), Cincinnati (75 minutes), and Indianapolis (90 minutes), the beautiful 650-acre campus overlooks the Ohio River, allowing ample opportunities for classwork, fieldwork, recreation, competition, and reflection. An almost exclusively full-time teaching faculty (94% hold terminal degrees), a 13: 1 student-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 16 ensure personal attention from experienced professors in a challenging but supportive environment that emphasizes the development of strong critical-thinking, writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills in interactive classrooms, laboratories, studios, and performance halls. Students complete one or more majors and certifications from 30+ areas of study in a broad education that connects the liberal arts to career preparation programs. (There are certification programs in Elementary and Secondary Education, B.A. and B.S. options in the natural sciences, multiple engineering tracks, 3+2 and 4+1 pathways to a B.S. in Nursing, and a 4+1 path to a M.S. in Accounting). The College is known for outstanding placement of graduates in career opportunities, graduate schools, and professional programs, in part because of a strong emphasis on collaborative work--in Directed Studies, Senior Theses, in a Summer Research program--between students and faculty mentors. (Recent Thesis projects include contemporary furniture design and construction, communication strategies in health care legislation, original screenplays, the impact on insulin sensitivity of exercise intensity and timing, software design for campus housing preferencing, the autobiographical context of John Keats's poetry, agricultural policy in francophone Africa, magnetic fields and projectile propulsion, and the relation between leading questions and false memories in court testimony.) Learning opportunities beyond campus contribute as well to student engagement and development. The Office of Service Engagement and Experiential Learning coordinates tuition-free academic internships available to all students. The unique Business Scholars Program offers business-oriented courses to students of all majors, including paid, project-based internships wherein one applies knowledge, gains experience, and develops resumes. The Career Center offers programs in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, allowing students to study and investigate possible careers in major cities. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program places students in credit-bearing externships and internships with health care providers. Biology and Chemistry annually recruit aspiring scientists for an on-campus summer research program. And Richter Grants enable students to undertake creative, self-designed, independent learning experiences not normally available through a typical college curriculum. Hanover also values, promotes and supports global education, encouraging every student to study abroad before graduation. Substantial financial aid makes affordable four-week Spring Term courses in countries such as England, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, China, Japan, and Vietnam. The Office of Study Abroad offers twenty-five approved semester-long programs on every continent except Antarctica, enabling both classroom instruction and cultural immersion. Majors and non-majors in the visual and performing arts develop and demonstrate their talents in the studio, on the stage, and in the performance hall, both on and off-campus. At the same time, more than one third of all Hanover men and women compete in NCAA DIII athletics in 21 varsity sports. And students themselves determine, administer, and participate in the College's current suite of more than 50 clubs and organizations, from the campus newspaper to Ultimate Frisbee.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1827 N/A Other $136.2 million Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243 (812) 866-7000
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52 100.0 Indiana Hanover 456