Choosing a College: Hiram College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Hiram College
Hiram, OH

So you’ve never heard of Hiram College before… but that shouldn’t stop you from considering it, especially if you’re looking for a liberal arts college that provides students personalized attention from day one. Located less than an hour from Cleveland, this College That Changes Lives offers several unique features you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to traditional majors in the liberal arts and sciences, Hiram supports programs in biomedical humanities, creative writing, entrepreneurship, and public leadership. Additionally, the college’s 12-3 academic calendar means that its 1,100 students take three or four courses over a 12-week semester, followed by a single, intensive course during an abbreviated three-week term. This spring, there were are over 60 three-week classes to choose from, including The Ancient World in 3D, Kings and Vikings, and Space Politics. Students who are especially eager to begin their professional careers and save tuition dollars in the process may love Hiram’s three-year accelerated bachelor degree programs in fields such as accounting, biology, computer science, and management. Completed in nine semesters (three fall, three spring, and three summer) the three-year programs can save students more than $25,000 off a four-year degree. Fun fact: thanks to the college’s tuition guarantee, the cost of tuition for all students won’t increase from their freshman to senior year!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.