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Hanover College

Hanover, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Hanover College Admissions

Hanover College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 73% of applicants get into Hanover College each year. Out of 2,613 applications received in 2023, 1,902 students were offered admission.

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

Students who apply to Hanover College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Hanover College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Hanover College 2023 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 Yes November 1 November 15
Early Decision II Yes December 1 –
Early Action Yes November 1 –

Considering Applying Early to Hanover College?

Hanover College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due December 1.

πŸ—“οΈ 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 around 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. In 2022, Hanover College admitted 1,414 of the 1,868 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

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

More on Hanover College Admissions

Transferring to Hanover College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Hanover College

Hanover College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

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

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

Hanover College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

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

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 highlights 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 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.

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.

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:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Winter Term

Hanover College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hanover College?

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

Does Hanover College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Hanover College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

βœ… Hanover College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hanover College?

❌ No, Hanover College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Hanover College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Hanover College is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hanover College?

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

What is the early action acceptance rate at Hanover College?

βœ… 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.

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