See what students say:


Hanover College is a school that is brimming with opportunity. And with its “beautiful” campus and emphasis on “gaining real-life skills and making lifelong connections,” it’s easy to understand why students are drawn here. The vast majority of classes at Hanover are “small and discussion based,” and many also place “a heavy focus on writing.” While the academics can be challenging, students eagerly report that “many of the harder classes have tutors for that specific class.” Additionally, the Learning Center is always “willing to go over things with you, edit papers and more.” Importantly, it’s evident that Hanover professors “love what they teach…and that excitement often carries over to the student.” Indeed, they excel at “bring[ing] the material to life…and easily keep the attention of the class.” Just as essential, Hanover professors are also known to be “caring and down to earth” and “devoted to their students.” And, as this ecstatic art history major concludes, “Most of the professors on staff are part of the best people you will ever meet in life.”

Student Body

Hanover is home to a “small, pretty laid back and surprising[ly] interesting community.” Indeed, while undergrads here admit that ethnic diversity “is still an issue,” they happily point out that you’ll find a wide array of personality types. Of course, the “majority of the students are committed to their academics and [strive to find] a balance between work and play.” Many Hanover undergrads “are also extremely passionate about the things in which they invest their time, whatever that may be, and encourage that passion in others.” It’s important to note that the college’s small size does make it “[easy] for cliques…to form.” However, we’re assured “it is also quite easy to break into the cliques if you are really interested in hanging out with certain groups of people.” This social ease can be attributed to the fact that Hanover features some of the “friendliest individuals that Indiana has to offer.” In fact, you are virtually guaranteed “to see a smiling face or to get a hello anywhere you walk on campus, whether it be from a fellow student or a faculty member.” As one satisfied economics major sums up, “We are all about making everyone feel welcome and making Hanover College home.”

Campus Life

While some undergrads grumble that “life at Hanover is pretty slow,” others steadfastly argue that “there are SO many things [with which] to be involved.” For starters, students can participate in “over sixty organizations” including “Adopt A Grandparent, Circle K Community Service, Best Buddies, and so many more.” Additionally, individuals who enjoy the arts will be delighted to hear that both “the theater department and the improv group…never disappoint [and] the choir and band concerts [are] always very enjoyable [as well].” For those that are more athletically inclined, we’re told that “when it’s warm out, students go hiking, play wiffleball, or…sand volleyball.” Many undergrads also gravitate to the Student Activities Center which offers “game tables, [a] theater room, televisions [and] study spots.” And, in the evenings, “chances are some club always has something planned—be it a movie showing [or] a poetry night!” Hanover also has a relatively robust party scene. Indeed, undergrads inform us that “Greek life is big on… campus.” And while there “are only four frats…they are a [major] part of [the] social life.” Finally, when students are looking for a break from the campus routine, they often head to nearby Madison or Louisville, which is a mere “forty-minute drive [away]” and the closest major city.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Lyn Lyon
Campus Visit Coordinator

Office of Admission
517 Ball Drive
Hanover, IN 47243-0108



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Science Center
Horner Health and Recreation Center (Collier Arena)
Campus Center
The Shoebox
The Point-River View
The Shoebox serves food and drinks, as does the coffee house in Crowe Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Madison's Riverwalk
Clifty Falls State Park
Lanier State Historic Site
Madison Chautauqua-3rd weekend in September
Madison Regatta-First weekend in July

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, Saturday mornings
8-5, 8-12

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Sunday thru Thursday, arrive at 5:00 pm at the campus center for further instructions


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
800-330-7603 Catch A Ride-2 to 3 day notice Mon-Friday 6-4 Hanover College has student drivers that pick up and drop off students at the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis airports

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Indianapolis: Interstate 65 South to Highway 56, exit 29, in Scottsburg. Highway 56, east 19 miles to college entrance. Or Highway 31 south to Columbus to Highway 7. Highway 7 south to the junction of 7 and 62 in Madison. Highway 62 west four miles to the junction of 56-62. Highway 56-62 west one mile to college entrance. From Louisville: Interstate 65 north from Indiana state line to Highway 56, exit 29, in Scottsburg. Highway 56 east 19 miles to the college entrance. OR Interstate 65 north to Highway 62, exit 1, in Jeffersonville. Highway 62 east 34 miles to junction of 56 and 62. Highway 56-62 four miles east to college entrance. From Cincinatti: Interstate 71 south to Highway 227, exit 44, in Carrolton, Ky. Highway 227 north three miles to Highway 36. Highway 36 west 13 miles to intersection with highway 421. Highway 421 North across the Madison-Milton Bridge to Indiana. Left on Second Street one block to Baltimore Street. Right on Baltimore Street one block to Main Street (Highway 56). West on Main Street (Highway 56) Five miles to college entrance. OR Highway 50 west from Cincinnati to Highway 421 in Versilles, Ind. Highway 421 south 22 miles to junction of 421 and 62 in Madison. Highway 62 west seven miles to junction of 56-62. Highway 56-62 west one mile to college entrance.

Local Accommodations
Accommodations in the Madison area: Hillside Inn (831 E. Main Street, 877-265-3232); Best Way (700 City Drive, 800-528-1234); Clifty Inn (Clifty Falls State Park, 877-925-4389); Holiday Inn Express (Franks Drive, 812-265-1111); Super 8 Madison (308 Demaree Drive, 800-454-3213); Comfort Inn (Near Jct.56/62 and 256, 3767 Clifty Dr., 877-424-6423).


Applicants: 2,757
Acceptance Rate: 84%
Average HS GPA: 3.64



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