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 376 colleges in the U.S., for more than a decade, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Hanover as a great value. America's best news sources don't lie; when Forbes lists Hanover among other top Ivy League institutions in their list of "America's Best Colleges," it's for good reason.

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Hanover at a Glance

Located just outside of Madison, Indiana, Hanover College is home to 1,140 students from across the United States and countries around the world. As a private, undergraduate, liberal arts college, Hanover is dedicated to educating and empowering students. Through intensive exploration of core courses such as Great Works, theology, philosophy, the sciences and mathematics, students gain the necessary skills to not just be successful in their future career, but also in life. Life is all about choices, and we want you to have plenty.

Here at Hanover, 96 percent of all students live on campus right next door to nearly half the faculty. With small class sizes and an excellent student to faculty ratio, the faculty are there to assist you every step of the way. If you're looking for a challenging learning environment in a community of over-achieving scholars, then look no further.

Hanover College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Resources and services for International Students

International Student Orientation
International first-year students 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.

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.

City Exploration Trips
One common concern that international students have when studying in another country is where to go during breaks. At Hanover, the Office of International Students organizes trips to so you can explore different American cultures outside of Hanover. Transportation is provided for trips to Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago and more.

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. At the same time, it is also the meeting location for 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.

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

Immigration Services
Keeping your visa current and valid is vitally important. Hanover's Office of International Students 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.

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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.

FallWinter / SpringTotal
Hanover College Tuition$19,440$19,440$38,880
Hanover College Room$3,062$3,063$6,125

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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.

Hanover has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report as one of the best valued private institutions because our students typically graduate in four years and 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.

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.

Learn how to apply as an international student.