Founded in 1850, Hiram College has a rich tradition of excellence that not only prepares students for rewarding careers but for all of life.

The cornerstone of the Hiram experience is distinctive opportunities students experience for the first time. We refer to these as First at Hiram.

  • The opportunity to lock in tuition costs for all four years – the Hiram Tuition Guarantee.
  • The opportunity to experience our 12-3 Hiram Plan that includes 12 weeks of regular classes and 3 weeks every semester of total immersion in a subject that interests you.
  • The opportunity to be part of unique study abroad trips such as learning about health care delivery in Africa.
  • The opportunity to pick and choose courses from our eight Centers of Distinction.
  • The opportunity to participate in real research for the first time.
  • The opportunity to receive individual instruction in small classes.
  • The opportunity to develop faculty relationships that will last a lifetime.
  • The opportunity to study in a college that truly values environmental sustainability.
  • The opportunity for our athletes to work with a team coach who really is a life coach.
  • The opportunity to design your own academic direction and to pick and choose the classes that will support that.

A Hiram liberal arts education is not about the ability to do just one narrow thing. Rather, it is the preparation to be flexible to do many things. The opportunities afforded by First at Hiram are the foundation for that.

In an era of skills-based education, we teach precisely the skills that employers say they want – the ability to listen, think, analyze, decide and lead – all based on strong ethical values. That is what the Hiram liberal arts education is all about.

First at Hiram is about opportunities. We believe the opportunities for Hiram students are truly distinctive because they are based on the Hiram approach to liberal arts.

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Hiram College holds the following recognition:

  • Ranked in the top 15 percent of colleges in the U.S. for return-on-investment by Educate to Career, a nonprofit organization that provides college planning tools to high school students and parents
  • One of 13 percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the U.S.
  • Ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the country by Washington Monthly in 2013-14, with particularly high marks in student service and social mobility.
  • Recognized among the top 15 percent of colleges nationwide by the Princeton Review, in the 2013-2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges.
  • Ranked among the top colleges in the nation based on affordability and productivity, by Forbes.com in its 2013-2014 top colleges list.