Admission

Welcome to Hanover College. Our three-way approach to your education – being well-rounded through the liberal arts, providing early access to research opportunities and offering real world experiences through internships and travel – will serve your big ambitions well, whatever they entail. If you’re looking for something excitingly different, then you’re in the right place.

Welcome to the neighborhood

Hanover is home to nearly 1,200 accomplished over-achievers. Your classmates will be richly diverse and multi-talented and you’ll actually get to know them. The friendships forged here are ones to be kept for life.

Hanover’s top notch professors are deeply invested in their students. Just because they travel the world presenting their cutting edge research doesn’t mean they won’t know you on a first name basis. They will challenge you, let you pick their brains, and since one-third of faculty live on campus, don’t be surprised if they invite your class over for a pizza party, also known as “studying.”

Hanover will always be a home away from home, and our alumni stay connected and give back. As a member of the Hanover community, you’ll have access to over 9,000 Hanover alumni ready and waiting to jumpstart your career.

Walk the Walk

You’ve probably come across the phrase “long tradition of academic excellence” more than once while looking up colleges. Some schools talk the talk, but around here, we can actually back it up:

  • Hanover is the only Indiana school that offers undergrads both a cadaver lab for dissection and patient simulator for research and study.
  • We give our education majors classroom teaching time starting their first year.
  • Our one-of-a-kind Business Scholars Program, offering project-based internships that routinely lead to job offers.

Benefits like these mean our students get a serious leg-up on the competition. That’s why 97.6% percent of our graduates are employed or in grad school within seven months of graduation and 32.1% advance directly to graduate school, the highest percentage of any undergraduate college in Indiana.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Our work hard, play hard mentality means that academic excellence isn’t the only Hanover tradition. Think an annual midnight snowball fight, a three-week Wiffleball tournament and campus-wide games of Frisbee Golf. To say nothing of Zombies vs. Humans, “The Run” during Greek Rush, Omnibus trips to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Louisville, midnight breakfast during finals, Homecoming games... the list goes on. Learn more about life on campus.

World Class

At Hanover, we believe a college education should prepare you to take on the world. That means we make sure our students have every opportunity to get out there and live it. Get a taste of big cities like Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. or Chicago and get practical job experience at the same time through our off-campus internship program. Have your passport stamped on one of our study abroad programs in places like Mexico, Turkey, Spain, France, Australia and Germany. Or take advantage of our May Term and journey to any corner of the globe you choose. A Hanover education is world class in more ways than one. Learn more about off-campus study.

Visit & Apply

If you’re interested in Hanover College, we welcome you to schedule a visit, or begin your application today. We’re excited to get to know you.