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Hanover College

Hanover, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

Hanover College Admissions

Reach out to Hanover College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who submit their applications to Hanover College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Hanover College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Hanover College's admissions stats.

Hanover College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1154
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 26%
Waitlist Yes

Hanover College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Hanover College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– November 15
Early Decision II Yes December 1 ––
Early Action Yes November 1 ––

Want to Apply Early to Hanover College?

Hanover College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Hanover College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Hanover College is 62%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 73%.

Hanover College accepts approximately 76% of early action applicants and 73% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Hanover College admitted 34 of the 55 students who applied early decision. Last year, Hanover College admitted 1,414 of the 1,868 who applied early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Hanover College Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Hanover College?

Getting into Hanover College is moderately difficult.

In 2021, Hanover College accepted 73% of students, around 1,905 from 2,620 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hanover College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Hanover College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Hanover College

In 2022, Hanover College waitlisted 33 students and 10 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 9 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does Hanover College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Hanover College

What does Hanover College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
First Generation Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Hanover College for more information on admission factors.

Hanover College Application Requirements

To apply to Hanover College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Hanover College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hanover College?

Students admitted to Hanover College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Hanover College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Hanover College 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Hanover College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 33%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 7%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hanover College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Hanover College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Hanover College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 18% of Hanover College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Hanover College?

To be competitive with other Hanover College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hanover College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Hanover College student is 1154.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hanover College students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hanover College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Hanover College?

To be most competitive at Hanover College, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hanover College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hanover College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Hanover College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hanover College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Hanover College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Winter Term

Hanover College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hanover College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hanover College.

Does Hanover College accept transfer credits?

✅ Hanover College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Hanover College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Hanover College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hanover College?

❌ No, Hanover College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Hanover College's acceptance rate?

✅ Hanover College's acceptance rate is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hanover College?

✅ Hanover College's early decision acceptance rate was 62% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Hanover College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Hanover College was 76% in 2021.

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Hanover College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Hanover College? Hanover College is a somewhat selective institution. The Hanover College acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


Hanover College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hanover College is Sep 1.

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

Hanover College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1270


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1130 to 1270


1130 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hanover College students is 1154. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hanover College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hanover College.

Hanover College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hanover College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.79. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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