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Picture of Virginia Tech Drill fieldVirginia Tech undergraduates have multiple opportunities for undergraduate research including the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Undergraduate Scholars Program, summer research at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, and the Macromolecules and Interface Institute. The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences maintains a list of research opportunities in its Undergraduate Research Institute. Students can intern at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center or work with faculty as part of the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. Virginia Tech offers a variety of opportunities to study abroad including at its own Center for European Studies and Architecture in Switzerland. The new Center for the Arts will include The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology where students and faculty can research and develop learning modules. Continue reading

50-50 Profile: Hiram College

Hiram College campus

Hiram College-Private

Hiram, Ohio
1,122 (1,100 undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?

Full ride scholarship available


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2015-16 Accepted: 58%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 57%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 62%
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2015-16 Total Expenses: $44,787
Average Net Price 14-15: $23,517
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 8%
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SAT RW: 640
SAT Math: 600
ACT: 27
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Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 55%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 53%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 95%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 3.3%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $9,657

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
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NCAA D3, North Coast Athletic Conference

Hiram College athletic teams

Reasons to consider Hiram College (learn more):

Biomedical Humanities
Center for the Study of Nature and Society
Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities
Garfield Institute for Public Leadership
Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature
The Center for Scientific Engagement
Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship
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