Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Our rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

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Our students start companies, create social movements and examine wildlife in the wild - and that's just while they're here. After they leave, they join a powerful alumni network of high achievers with connections to jobs in every field.

A typical Hanover student is usually in the top 20% of their graduating high school class, with a well-rounded history of extracurricular activities in the service, sports and academic arena. But their Hanover experience, however, is anything but a typical college experience.

At Hanover, students can design their own major, start their own club or organization, and spend May Term immersed in a single course - often abroad. Hanover students leave here with a professional resume, already full of authentic work from their undergraduate internship, combined with practical meets technical experience in their chosen field.


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Hanover College is a challenging and supportive community whose members take responsibility for lifelong inquiry, transformative learning and meaningful service.

Hanover College is dedicated to creating a distinctive intellectual community within which students are challenged and nurtured to take responsibility for their learning and their lives and to develop their unique abilities to their highest levels.

The achievement of these purposes requires personal commitment, a willingness to accept responsibility and discipline in exercising it. Academically, Hanover College emphasizes the importance of oral and written expression, intellectual curiosity and sound judgment.


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

Hanover College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Hanover's teacher-certification programs for elementary and secondary education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Indiana Department of Education.

Academic Programs
34 majors offered in the liberal arts plus a design-your-own major.

1,133 total enrollment
180 multicultural enrollment
565 Greek life enrollment

101 faculty (95% with terminal degree)

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Hanover is situated just west of historic Madison, Ind. Once a major river port for the state, Madison (population 12,000) has maintained its sense of 19th century heritage with 133 city blocks on the National Register of Historic Places, designating it as the state's largest historic district. Midwest Living magazine recently listed Madison as the 4th best small town to visit.

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At Hanover, we are honored to be the oldest private college in Indiana. Learn more about our history and don't miss our notable list of alumni.

Fight Song and Alma Mater

34 + 1

majors (plus design your own)


employed or in grad school after graduation


private college in Indiana

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What makes Hanover unique?

100% of Business Scholars earn a paid project-based internship

Popular Addresses

Admission Office Address: 484 Ball Drive, Hanover, IN, 47243
Mailing Address: 517 Ball Drive, Hanover, IN, 47243
Student/Package Mailing Address: 517 Ball Drive + unit number, Hanover, IN, 47243

Other Addresses

Long Administration Building: 495 College Avenue
Horner Center (houses Collier Arena): 100 Morse Lane
Brown Campus Center: 517 Ball Drive
Lynn Center for Fine Arts (houses Fitzgibbon Recital Hall): 151 Scenic Drive
Science Center (houses Tinker exhibit): 607 Ball Drive


Most major airlines fly into Cincinnati (CVG), Indianapolis (IND) and Louisville (SDF) airports. Prospective students are encouraged to fly into Louisville International Airport. Transportation to campus for these students can be arranged by calling the Office of Admission in advance of a visit at (800) 213-2178.