You think differently. And so do we.

We believe you should get a greater return on your investment than simply learning accounting basics, mastering the periodic table or knowing the circulatory system. Yes, those are important, but we think that education should expand your intellectual engine, tickle your emotions and give you a constructive framework to positively question the status quo. We think your education should propel you forward into action for making the world a better place.

Major Decision. Major Flexibility.

As if choosing a school isn’t already daunting enough, then you have to choose a major. At Hanover, we understand that is a major decision and we don’t take it lightly. And, we don’t want to pigeonhole you either. That’s why there is maximum flexibility built into our majors and how they work. You can even design your own major.


While working towards your degree, our liberal arts education provides you with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of topics. Liberal arts students develop critical thinking, problem solving and top-notch communication skills, which are the skills employers value most – even more than a specific major.

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At Hanover, learning is not a solitary activity – it is a cooperative venture. We have many people and resources available to help you through your educational journey. Each student works with a faculty advisor that will meet with you regularly to help you reach your ambitions.

For research and study assistance, we offer our Duggan Library as well as the Gladish Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Office of Experiential Learning helps bridge theory to the real world.

The Office of the Registrar facilitates class registration, transferring of credits and academic transcripts.

For major, career and graduate school counseling, the Career Center has a myriad of resources at your disposal, even after you graduate.


Lifelong inquiry is a guiding principle for Hanover faculty and students alike, and our faculty model this, in large part, by remaining active students of, and contributors to, their disciplines.

We are #hanovercollege

A culture of discovery, exploration, dedication, scholarship and service.


"Hanover is a beautiful environment, and it’s a place where beautiful minds thrive. I can honestly say that I’ve learned a lot about myself during my undergraduate career, and I’m confident in the person I have become."

Savanna Wofford '14