Private College Week boasts tours, first-hand experiences

Hanover College, along with all the private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state of Indiana, will throw open its campus doors to students, parents, and any others involved in the college selection process during Private College Week, July 23-27. Those who visit will get to experience firsthand the unique personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions and conversations with students and staff.

This is the second such event for the Independent Colleges of Indiana and its member campuses. While ICI campuses encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers the opportunity to experience one or more campuses in a less formal way during the summer. It also allows students who may not have ever considered attending one of Indiana’s independent colleges to begin to explore that option.

According to research conducted by Eduventures, an industry leader in research and consulting for higher education institutions, 71 percent of high-school students identify the campus visit as the most trusted source of information about a college. The company believes there’s no better way for prospective students to experience the feel of a campus and to discover which college is their best fit.

Hanover ranks in the top 10 percent of the nation’s colleges in endowment per student, with 95 percent receiving some form of financial assistance.

The College will offer thrice-daily campus tours, in addition to a group presentation and individual student admission meetings.

In addition, visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 who take a campus tour during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for an Apple iPad. Entry forms and rules are available at Hanover’s Admission office.

Learn more about Private College Week. To schedule a visit to Hanover during the event, contact admission@hanover.edu or call 800-213-2178.