ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.

About Hanover College

As Indiana’s oldest private institution, established in 1827, Hanover College has higher education down to a (liberal arts and) science. For nearly 200 years, our graduates have discovered their passions through our wide variety of opportunities, from academics to athletics and social life to study abroad. That’s one of the best things about the liberal arts – you’ll choose from our 34 majors (or design your own) – but you’ll never be limited to just one thing! Experience and exploration are mandatory, and it sets our alumni apart. No wonder 99% of our students are working or continuing their education within 7 months of graduation. Recently, the Princeton Review has named Hanover one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Campuses in the nation and U.S. News & World Report ranks Hanover among its 50 Best Value schools.

Hanover College is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Hanover, IN, less than an hour from Louisville.

Founded in 1827, Hanover College currently enrolls around 1,028 students a year, including 1,028 undergrads. The institution runs on a other academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $142,798,703. For each full-time student, Hanover College spends about $15,019.

2021 Admissions Facts About Hanover College

Acceptance rate: 69%

Average GPA: 3.73

Mean ACT score: 26

Mean SAT score: 1154

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What's the acceptance rate at Hanover College in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into Hanover College. Around 69 percent of all applicants are admitted to Hanover College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.73 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1154 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 26.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Hanover College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 293 students who started at Hanover College as first-time freshman, 207 graduate within four years.

Around 72 percent of students who started at Hanover College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,190 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Hanover College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Hanover College a good school for YOU?

Interested in applying to Hanover College?

Click the heart icon to save Hanover College to your own personal list of schools where you want to apply!

All applicants will be notified by September 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Hanover College and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

Hanover College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hanover College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hanover College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


Wondering what your chances are of getting into Hanover College?

Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.

Calculate Chances

Hanover College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


Stand out on your college application

  • • Qualify for scholarships
  • • Most students who retest improve their score
Sponsored by ACT
Take the Next ACT Test

ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hanover College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Hanover College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hanover College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

0 and Above


0 to 0


0 and Less


Hanover College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Hanover College is like? There are approximately 1,070 students enrolled at Hanover College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from IN and 33% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Need Advice or Have a Question About Hanover College?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation