A Top College in the United States of America

Choosing to study in the United States is a big decision, that's why Hanover has committed to make it as easy as possible. And, should you decide to study in the U.S., you might as well choose the best. Not only has The Princeton Review named Hanover College one of the top 385 colleges in the U.S. (and among the Top 20 Most Beautiful Campuses in the nation), U.S. News and World Report ranks Hanover #105 for Liberal Arts Colleges, #40 for Top Performers on Social Mobility and #43 in Best Value Schools among 2,500 four-year colleges and universities in the country. Plus, Forbes lists Hanover among America's Top Colleges and the best in private, liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.

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Resources and services for International Students


Immigration Services
Keeping your visa current and valid is vitally important. Hanover's Office of Multicultural Affairs assists with immigration advising, visa status and applications to visit other countries, current visa status and legal obligations as well as staying in the U.S. to work after graduation.

International Student Orientation
International first-year students typically arrive two weeks before school; the first week, Brave New World Week, dedicated for specifically for international students, and the second week for August Experience, which is Hanover's orientation for all first-years. International Student Orientation is designed to help provide additional time and exposure to life at Hanover as well help with important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 and J-1 students.

Housing is required all four years and provided on-campus through a variety of options including residence halls, apartments, duplexes and sororities or fraternities.

International Pals (I-Pals)
International Pals (or I-Pals for short) assist in making sure your transition to college life is smooth, and each international student is assigned one. I-Pals are a select group of upperclassmen who are passionate about international cultures and want to help you achieve both academic and personal success. I-Pals are a select group of upperclassmen who are specifically trained in international student needs and are passionate about international cultures. They want to help you achieve both academic and personal success. They serve as a personal mentor to walk you through the college experience and assist you with cultural acclimation.

Haq Center
The Haq Center is Hanover's dedicated space for students of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Whether you need a spot to hang out between classes or a place to study until the early morning, the Haq Center is a vital resource to the campus.

International Club (I-Club)

Hanover is home to many clubs and organizations which serve as a great resource for on-campus involvement and new experiences. We are proud of Hanover's International Club (I-Club), which is one of the biggest student organizations on campus. Throughout the year, I-Club sponsors numerous events, including Taste of the World, International Banquet, Asian New Year and Diwali.

Regional and Omnibus Trips

One common concern that international students have when studying in another country is culture shock. Every country and group of people has their own unique culture. You will want to become familiar not only with the language of a country but also with its cultural and social patterns, and the everyday lives of people. At Hanover, the Office of Multicultural Affairs organizes local and regional trips so you can explore different American cultures outside of Hanover. Transportation is provided for educational and recreational trips to Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

The office of Student Life also organizes a program called Omnibus where students can attend professional sporting events, amusement parks, touring Broadway shows and other community activities for free or at a significantly reduced cost. Students can reserve spaces on these trips on a first come-first served basis and are provided transportation to and from the venue as part of the package. Some examples of past trips include Cincinnati Reds baseball games, Pacers basketball games, Colts football games, The Lion King touring Broadway show, visits to Kentucky Kingdom amusement park, and ski trips at nearby slopes.

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2020-2021 Costs of attendance for International Students

International students are required to purchase health insurance through Hanover College and also live on-campus all four years. Transportation to and from the U.S. is the student's responsibility. The International student HAQ scholarship can be applied to the following total cost of attendance:

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FallWinter / SpringTotal
Hanover College Tuition$19,700$19,700$39,400
Hanover College Room$3,105$3,105$6,210

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We encourage families to consider these other cost estimates, listed below, associated with studying abroad. These costs are not billed by the College, and therefore may not be covered by the HAQ scholarship.



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Payment Options

International students are eligible to participate in the ten month payment plan. For more information, please contact our Coordinator for International admission at international@hanover.edu.

On-Campus Employment

According to F-1 Visa regulations, international students may work on the premises of the school that issued the individuals I-20. Work hours are limited to part time, or 20 hours per week, when school is in session. F-1 students may work full time during holidays and vacation breaks. Off campus employment is not permitted by an F-1 visa.

International Student Scholarships

Hanover College invests heavily in the future success of our students by offering a robust financial aid program. Our aid packages make a private school education comparable to tuition prices at many public institutions. While Hanover operates as a need-aware institution, we offer a combination of merit and need-based aid to international students. How can Hanover do this? As a private institution, our endowment has remained strong even in this economic environment. This means students receive a tremendous amount of financial support to receive the education they desire.

In addition to this investment in our students, Hanover also offers a four-year graduation guarantee to all students, promising students will graduate in four years (eight semesters), or tuition for a fifth year is free.

As noted, The Princeton Review named Hanover College one of the nation's top 50 "Best Value" private colleges, along with Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke and Stanford. Hanover College was chosen for our excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and relatively low costs of attendance.


Email all other questions to international@hanover.edu.

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