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First means students come first.

Students consistently leave Hiram with relationships with faculty and staff that last a lifetime because someone reached out and put their needs first.

First means students can chart a course that’s unique to them.

There’s a real opportunity at Hiram College to be the first to do something, whether that’s start a club, create an individualized major or do research alongside a professor.

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At Hiram College, students become leaders for the first time. They give their first college-level presentation. They complete their first internship. The list goes on.

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Because of our small size, students have hands-on opportunities starting their first year, while their peers at other institutions often must wait until their junior or senior year to gain the same opportunities.

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Just like no two students are the same, no two experiences at Hiram College are the same. Students at Hiram are treated as the individuals they are. 

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  • Jeff Swenson,
    Department Chair and Associate Professor
  • 330.569.5328
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