Hanover College is a selective private liberal arts institution whose diverse students, faculty and staff believe in lifelong inquiry, transformative learning, and meaningful service. Founded in 1827, the College enrolls 1,089 undergraduate students in a rural setting on 640 stunning wooded acres, ranking it the 18th most beautiful campus by Princeton Review. The College has historical ties to the Presbyterian Church, and employs 109 faculty and 157 staff, some of whom live on the campus.
Hanover College is located in Southeastern Indiana, near the picturesque city of Madison, home to a historical downtown, an inviting riverfront and Clifty Falls State Park. Madison hosts frequent events and concerts, including the Madison Regatta, the Ribberfest Blues Festival, and the Chautauqua Festival of Art. The College is also within driving distance of three major cities: Louisville (45 minutes), Cincinnati (75 minutes), and Indianapolis (90 minutes). Hanover’s beautiful campus overlooks the Ohio River, allowing ample opportunities for classwork, fieldwork, recreation, competition, and reflection.
Students at Hanover develop strong critical-thinking, writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills in interactive classrooms, laboratories, studios, and performance halls as they pursue one or more of 30+ major areas and programs of study. Students receive personal attention, based on a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, from experienced professors of whom 95% hold terminal degrees. Hanover is a challenging but supportive environment.