Undergraduate students can receive a bachelor of arts in 30 different disciplines or a bachelor of science in nursing. With every major, students are exposed to a breadth of knowledge through the liberal arts curriculum.
We have a unique calendar called the Hiram Plan – and it’s the best of both worlds! Each academic year has two semesters, and each semester has two sessions – the 12-week and the 3-week. During the 3-week, students have unique opportunities – go on a faculty-led study abroad trip, have an off-campus internship or stay on campus and study one subject exclusively.
While we have historic buildings, Hiram has been a growing campus for the past few years. Since 2004, we’ve built two new athletics facilities, updated and/or expanded six academic facilities and built three new student-centered buildings – a new Dining Hall and two new residence halls.
For residence halls, students have a number of options. We offer many traditional double rooms, but also some singles, triples and quadruples. Townhouses – each with individual rooms, a kitchen and laundry room – are available for upperclassmen.
Sixteen different sports compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference in NCAA Division III. For women: basketball, cross country, softball, golf, swimming and diving, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse. For men: baseball, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, football, golf, soccer and lacrosse. Intramurals are also offered.
Hiram’s liberal arts curriculum is a strong base for students wanting to go to graduate school. About 30 percent go to graduate school within nine months, and more than 60 percent go within five years. The Career Center also hosts graduate school fairs and offers resources for graduate school application and preparation.