Hiram College Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Published on January 23, 2023

Hiram College in Ohio is now working with Shorelight for international student applications.

Hiram College

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Located in northeast Ohio near Cleveland and Akron, Hiram College offers close to 40 undergraduate degree programs, pre-professional concentrations, and dual-degree programs, and is now accepting international student applications through Shorelight. Hiram College takes pride in creating a tight-knit community atmosphere through their campus culture and small class sizes. Hiram is dedicated to fostering an environment of growth and success through committed professors, resume-building experiences, and practical learning opportunities.

Why Apply to Hiram?

  1. Feel right at home — Upon arrival, students are matched with an International Peer Assistant who will guide them in adjusting to their new life. The college also offers an orientation class called “Making Connections” that helps students navigate changes and find new activities on and off campus. The Family Friendly Program pairs international students with trusted community members who become an indispensable local support network for students.

  2. Experience innovative learning — The Hiram Plan is the college’s unique and flexible 12-3 semester structure, consisting of 12 weeks of traditional coursework, a one-week break, followed by a three-week single intensive course. The three-week course can include independent research with a professor, paid internships, and study away/study abroad opportunities.

  3. Study at a top-rated school — Hiram College, included in Colleges of Distinction’s national and state lists for 2022-2023, has also been ranked #13 best overall, #3 best value, and #10 Top Performer for Social Mobility among Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Accolades for Hiram College

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

  • #13 - Regional Colleges Midwest

  • #6 - Best Undergraduate Teaching

  • #3 - Best Value Schools

  • #10 - Top Performer on Social Mobility among regional colleges in the Midwest

Nursing Schools Almanac, 2022

  • Best Nursing Schools

Colleges of Distinction

  • Colleges of Distinction - National

  • Ohio Colleges of Distinction

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

  • 2022 Transfer Honor Roll - one of 171 US colleges and universities

  • One of only 10% of colleges and universities to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States

Hiram College’s Degree Programs for International Students


School of Health, Education, Sustainability, and Society

  • Biomedical Humanities

Scarborough School of Business and Communication

  • Accounting and Financial Management

  • Communication

  • Esports and Gaming Administration

Browse the full list of degree programs >

At Hiram College, international students create connections and develop their skills through experiential and engaging learning opportunities that lead to advancement in their professional careers!

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