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Hanover College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college. It is located in Hanover, Indiana, United States. The college was established by Rev. John Finley Crowe in 1827. Hanover College is based on a 650-acre campus on the banks of the Ohio River. Academics at Hanover College include undergraduate majors in pre-professional programs and specialized study programs, which are offered through the centres of Excellence. The centres of Excellence at Hanover College are:
  • Career Connections Program
  • Center for Business Preparation
  • Center for Church Leadership
  • Center for Free Inquiry
  • Rivers Institute at Hanover
Hanover College is a member of the NCAA's Division III and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The varsity athletics teams of the college participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and football. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Panthers.

Profile of Hanover CollegeHanover is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Hanover, IN. The school has a Presbyterian Church (USA) religious affiliation. Hanover is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Hanover than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include science, mathematics, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Hanover Selectivity

Hanover does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 510 to 630 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 520 and 630. Hanover attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Hanover are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Hanover, in 2007, had 929 students (923 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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. "Hanover Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts85English, sociology, economics, political science, history, international studies, Classical languages, Spanish language, . . .
Science27biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counselling19psychology
Business and Management15business management
Media14communication studies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, theology
Fine Arts8fine arts, art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8exercise science
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Education and Teaching3physical education teaching
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: HanoverHanover College

359 LaGrange Road

Hanover, IN 47243-0108

General Phone: (812) 866-7000


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