About Hanover College

Hanover College is a premier, private, liberal arts institution that overlooks the Ohio River from one of the nation’s most scenic campuses. Our curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to over 30 majors including the opportunity to design your own

We have core strengths in the sciences (pre-med, environmental science, exercise science, psychology, etc.), education, and business.

  • Our unique 650 acre wooded campus combined with easy access to the nearby Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Clifty Falls State Park provide unique opportunities to students interested in studying the environment.
  • 100% of Business Scholars graduate with a project-based internship.
  • Prospective teachers at Hanover gain experience in area classrooms as early as their sophomore year and graduate with both a specialty degree and a teaching certificate.
  • Only institution in Indiana whose pre-health science students have hands-on access to a human patient simulator and human cadaver dissection as undergraduates.

Regardless of their chosen major, our graduates are successful because they are challenged academically and encouraged to continue their research in off-campus and independent study as well as project-based internships. As a result, our alumni stand out from the rest. 

For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Hanover one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education. The New York-based education services company features Hanover in its guide, “The Best 378 Colleges – 2014 Edition.” The annual publication selected just 15 percent of 2,500 four-year colleges in the U.S. for this distinction.

Forbes magazine named Hanover one of the top schools in the U.S. for financial health. Hanover ranked 106th out of 925 private, non-profit colleges and universities. The College earned a grade A for financial health with an overall grade-point average of 3.695 out of a possible 4.500 points. Hanover ranked 276th in Forbes’ sixth-annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Hanover is located just outside historic Madison, Indiana, and is close to Louisville (45 minutes), Indianapolis (95 minutes) & Cincinnati (70 minutes).