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Hanover College Overview

Located in Hanover, Indiana, Hanover College is a private not-for-profit institution. Hanover is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Hanover College Known For?

233 Undergraduate Awards
$26,496 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Hanover have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Hanover is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2019-2020, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Hanover makes roughly $49,535 a year. This is 21% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.0 years for students from Hanover to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Hanover College Rankings

According to our 2023 analysis, Hanover is ranked #254 out of 2,018 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hanover.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#44 Best Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Hanover College?


Contact details for Hanover are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 517 Ball Drive, Hanover, IN 47243
Phone: 812-866-7000

How Do I Get Into Hanover?

You can apply to Hanover online at:

Admission Requirements for Hanover

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hanover?

69% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
38% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 69%, Hanover does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 38% of students accepted to Hanover submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hanover College  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Hanover College  ( 530 to 610 )
Hanover received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Hanover College  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford Hanover College?

$26,496 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hanover is $26,496. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hanover, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,443 a year. That adds up to $29,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hanover is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Hanover College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,018 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,028 undergraduate students at Hanover, with 1,018 being full-time and 10 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,018 full-time undergraduates at Hanover, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hanover College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 770
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 128

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Hanover College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at Hanover. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Ghana, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Hanover College

48 Took All Classes Online
515 Took At Least One Class Online
1,175.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 515 students took at least one online class at the school.

Online Growth Rankings of Hanover

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hanover College was 1,175.0%. This is the #90 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hanover regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Hanover College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Communication & Media Studies 33 33
Health & Physical Education 23 23
General Biology 20 20
General Psychology 19 19
General English Literature 15 15
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14 14
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 13
Economics 10 10
History 9 9
Political Science & Government 9 9
Computer Science 8 8
Natural Resources Conservation 8 8
Chemistry 8 8
Sociology 7 7
International Studies 5 5
General Engineering 4 4
Romance Languages 4 4
Philosophy 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 4
Ethnic Studies 3 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 3 3
Anthropology 3 3
Theological & Ministerial Studies 3 3
Mathematics 2 2
Engineering Science 1 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0
Physics 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0
Music 0 0
TOTAL 233 233


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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