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Hiram College


Hiram was established in the mid-nineteenth century as a preparatory institution of high grade called the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute. The Institute was founded by the Disciples of Christ and located in Hiram, Ohio, because the founders believed this area of the Western Reserve to be “healthful and free of distractions.” 


Throughout its 167 years, Hiram College has pioneered curricular innovations that enhance student learning and extend its mission. True to its liberal arts core, Hiram has always done more than prepare students for a meaningful career; it has supported them in finding a calling central to their personal and professional lives. And, as the mission promises, Hiram graduates students who are ready to “face the urgent challenges of the times.”


Through these research and conservation projects, Hiram faculty conduct groundbreaking research, and Hiram students play the important role of research partners through internships and hands-on classwork. 

Student services

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports the College's commitment to fostering and promoting increased knowledge of cultural and ethnic diversity and its significance as an educational value of the Hiram Community. In addition to a commitment to engaging on general diversity issues affecting the entire Hiram community, EDA provides specific support services to enhance the success and personal development of historically underrepresented minority students. Further, the office provides cultural programming to promote mutual understanding and respect of global citizenship on the part of students from all backgrounds.

Housing services

Living on campus at Hiram is an exciting experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. From the many activities you can become involved in to new student experiences and our support services and resources to navigate college life, you’ll always be on the move!

Library services

Constructed in 1995, the Hiram College Library combines comfortable study space with extensive resource materials. Hiram’s library is a U.S. government depository and receives approximately 7,000 federal documents annually. 

Medical services

The mission of the Student Health Center is to maintain optimum physical and emotional health of the Hiram College student body through the provision of quality, accessible, comprehensive and cost-effective primary health care. We also strive to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices through ongoing educational outreach and programming.

Campus life

A 110-acre campus lined with red brick buildings in Hiram, Ohio. Located three miles from campus is Hiram’s 500+ acre biology field research station. The college also maintains an off-site field station called Northwoods, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Zeta Theta
  • Black Student Union
  • Chemistry Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • Dance Team
  • Education Club
  • Environmental Action Crew
  • Equestrian Team
  • Middle Ground
  • Hiram Student Nurse
  • HPAC (Health Professions Affinity Community)
  • Ice Skating Club
  • Integrative Exercise Science Club

Hiram is a nationally respected institution that offers students a distinct learning environment with an emphasis on close student-faculty interactions, international study experiences, and experiential learning environments. The College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s premier undergraduate honor society, in 1971.

Aurora, Ohio, United States

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