Hiram College

Hiram College is defined not by numbers or test scores, but by head, heart and hard work. For 167 years, students have come from near and far to create a community of difference that is reality not rhetoric: deep and diverse; imperfect but authentic. Alumni make their mark on the world, leaving companies and communities better than they found them. Hiram prepares students to understand, shape and mend the worlds they inhabit today and those they will help lead tomorrow. Hiram recently introduced its transformational Tech and Trek mobile education program -- the new liberal arts and a mindful approach to technology in education. The program merges classroom learning with 21st century mobile technology by deploying an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and keyboard bundle to each of its full-time traditional students, faculty and staff. The campus-wide Apple mobile education program is the first of its kind offered by a four-year college or university in Ohio. Hiram College is also known for its distinctive Hiram Plan. Under the plan, students complete 12 weeks of traditional coursework, take a weeklong break and finish their academic semester with three weeks of intensive study in a single class. Hiram takes yet another thoughtful approach to higher education through Hiram Connect, linking coursework, internships, study-away explorations and hands-on learning opportunities. This process encourages students to reflect upon their academic experiences and helps them to determine what they want to do professionally and who they want to be personally. From Bhutan to Japan, Hiram College also coordinates five to eight study-abroad programs each year. Students who embark on these programs return to find they've discovered new purpose and meaning in both their academic studies and their future callings. Led by faculty members, Hiram's study-abroad academic curriculum includes sightseeing, visits with locals and stops at popular tourist destinations. Among its other distinctions, Hiram provides pathways to prestigious graduate programs as well as Hiram Health, which prepares health professionals as compassionate caregivers. In all, Hiram offers 33 majors and 40 minors, many of which are interdisciplinary; more than 20 three-year undergraduate degrees; a M.A. in interdisciplinary studies; and a Weekend College program for nontraditional students. In addition, Hiram is one of 10 percent of colleges and universities to be awarded a chapter of the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Last but not least, Hiram's small classes (10-to-1 student-faculty ratio) encourage interaction between students and professors. Students can work with faculty members on original research, and participate in musical ensembles, sports and campus organizations.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1850 N/A Semester N/A PO Box 67, Hiram, OH 44234 (330) 569-3211
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45 100.0 Ohio Hiram