College Sophomore 2013-08-30T20:36:50Z
Most people are very friendly on campus. There are a couple of dorms that have a lot of people with their doors open and hanging out with each other. A lot of people keep to them selves though and the campus is usually pretty dead, especially on the weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-08-30T20:32:00Z
The gym is nice, intramural basketball was so much fun, but it was the only intramural sport that people really participated in. The gym closes at 9 and the sports teams often take up most of it. The pool is rarely open to free swim and no one really ever gets pick-up games at the basketball courts.
College Sophomore 2013-08-30T20:28:59Z
The wifi connection is awful. It's inconsistent and often unreliable is crucial situations. The library is the only spot on campus with a decent connection. There were times in my dorm last year that the connection would be bad right when I was in the middle of saving papers or tests. There is one open computer lab that stays open all night though at least.
College Sophomore 2013-08-30T20:22:43Z
The closest town is a few miles away, which is inconvenient for most people without cars. In town, which is Garrettsville, there is a McDonald's, DQ, Subway, a couple pizza places and maybe one or two ok sit-down restaurants. Main Street is a nice restaurant by the river. Also on the border of campus is Gionino's, which is a very good pizza place.
College Senior 2013-08-26T00:48:39Z
Health & Safety:
No Reason to Worry – Students frequently leave valuables unattended (like leaving your Mac to go to the bathroom) because theft is pretty uncommon. However, student athlete belongings are apparently being stolen out of the sports complex...
College Senior 2013-08-26T00:46:52Z
Not Really Needed – Since Hiram is so tiny, transportation isn't really necessary. However, certified drivers are allowed to drive the vans to off-campus events.
College Senior 2013-08-25T20:11:26Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Safety has a lot of good persons working for it and do their job effectively. The Hiram Police, however, cause problems due to misconceptions about what they are doing and sometimes they are a bit aggressive in their enforcement of campus policies.
College Senior 2013-08-25T20:05:17Z
The wireless needs a lot of work because it doesn't work half the time, but overall Hiram is good with technology.
College Sophomore 2013-08-23T04:51:47Z
Nightlife at Hiram is very poor. There is only one small bar on campus that is not exciting and hardly gets business. The other bars are between .5 and 1.5 hours away. There are almost no house parties, except for at the townhouses located on campus. However, these are often packed with students and almost always get busted or at least broken up at the end of each night by the village police. The best bet for students is to have a car and travel to Kent State University, which is about a half hour away, or head to Cleveland which is about an hour away from campus.
College Sophomore 2013-08-23T04:45:48Z
There are many different international students from many different countries. Of course, many of these students as well as the in-state students have a rather wide variety of beliefs when it comes to politics, economics, religions, and many other aspects. With all the diversity though, the community as a whole is very accepting and functions well around all the differences.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-07T14:02:04Z
I am only at the campus every other weekend, so i am not sure.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-07T14:00:20Z
It is a small drive, but there are several restaurants and fast food places within 10 minutes of the school.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-07T13:59:14Z
I don't live on campus, but they have shuttles to the airport for breaks, and have shopping trips a couple times a semester.
College Senior 2013-07-25T19:13:33Z
Hiram, is small, but they campus is beautiful and peaceful. We have multiple gardens, lots of lawn space and trees/ plants on campus. The KC ( Kennedy Center) is where the Bistro is and Bookstore ( fairly cheap for Hiram Gear). THere is a game room and a lot of student orientated departments that are located in there. The Library is gorgeous, especially the 4th floor Clock Tower. The Campus tries to entertain the 1000 kids that are on campus during the school year!
College Senior 2013-07-25T19:10:10Z
There is a variety in Garrettsville and surrounding areas. There are fancier eats, bars and grills , pizza places and fast food. chain food restaurants. Costs varies. Main Street Grille is a micro brewery and gives students a 10% discount.
College Senior 2013-07-25T19:05:02Z
Unless you have the ability to commute or you are a senior or in rare cases if none of those options work have approval to live off campus- you must live on campus. While the dorms aren't terrible, they have some downfalls. East Hall, Bowler and the Townhouses are usually filled by upperclassmen, which are wonderful, new facilities ( or in Bowler's case - renovated) with air conditioning.
I loved Henry Hall ( two years) and lived in Miller Hall (for this past year) on campus. Each building has different social scenes.
For example, Henry was where all the gamers and the quieter people tended to be. However, a lot of people in the Quad are loud and party.
Hiram is small, so classes are literally 5 minutes if not less to get to from your dorm. You also do not have to drive across campus to see friends in other dorm buildings.
College Senior 2013-07-25T18:53:50Z
Hiram is in Ohio- close enough to the lake to get affected by Lake Effect Snow, but not enough to cancel. However, despite the snow- Spring, Summer and Fall are gorgeous. There are so many trees on campus that seeing the full transition of all the seasons is breathtaking! If you don't know how Ohio weather works, it can be 90 one day and 65 the next. Ohio's weather is never that predictable- she likes to keep things spicy.
College Senior 2013-07-25T18:47:07Z
Hiram has amazing professors and faculty/ staff. They truly care about the student's progress and help a student succeed. The Financial Aid department has always helped me. Hiram is considered to be an Ivy League school of the Mid-west! I am a Political Science and Sociology Double Major with French Minor. I have gained so much through these programs and intend to follow my dreams to work in Africa. With the knowledge and understanding that my professors helped me attain, my dreams continue to become reality.
Hiram has over 50 clubs that the school supports, including Rugby, Students for Liberty and High Steppers. We also have six Greek Life Social Clubs, that are with great people. If you are a vegetarian, vegan or you just like amazing organic food, they have a co-op kitchen that students apply to and can be accepted to be a part of. Hiram has many opportunities for its size, you just have to make an effort to make it fun!
Hiram is small and for people like me, it is fantastic. Others may look at it and think Hiram is not the right fit for them because it is so small and there is nothing to do. Truth is, I am so busy, I am never bored.
We are small but wonderful community and to fully appreciate it, you should look into Hiram.
College Student 2013-07-01T16:53:07Z
At Hiram they do not have an Engineering class on campus. If you decide to go into the Engineering program it is a 3-2 dual-degree program. You choose what kind of engineering you want to do ie. Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, etc. and then you find out what degree you will get at Hiram (3 years). Once you complete that degree you have automatic acceptance to Case Western where you receive your Engineering Degree (2 years). For example if your going to be a Mechanical Engineer, you would spend 3 years at Hiram getting your Physics Degree and if you keep your grades up, you have automatic acceptance to Case where you will work towards your Engineering Degree. In 5 years you will have 2 different Masters Degrees. One in Physics and one in Mechanical Engineering.
College Student 2013-07-01T16:43:52Z
As with most schools, there is a fee you have to pay if you are going to park on campus. This fee almost doubles if you are living on campus and would still like to have your car there. This is simply because Hiram is a very small school that only takes up about a block, so parking is limited.
College Student 2013-07-01T16:39:47Z
Hiram has a lot of great classes and they are highly ranked. However some of the classes you a required to take have nothing to do with anything. You have a list of classes to pick from and this semester some of those were "The Art of Making Bread", what does that have to do with anything, "The Search For The Holy Grail", again no use for this. However these classes are fun, but are the going to advance our careers? Probably not.
College Sophomore 2013-05-28T01:57:17Z
They provide trips every once and a while to take you to the store to get a few thing that you may need but it is hard to get anywhere other then that, due to us being in the middle of know where. They also provide transportation to the bars and any event that is going on.
College Junior 2013-05-26T20:33:08Z
The dining hall is the option most people use. There is a pizza place and a bistro on campus. The bistro can be quite pricey, but some prefer it over the dining hall. A lot of people get tired of the dining hall. There are a couple other options five minutes away.
College Junior 2013-05-26T20:26:53Z
There are a couple of options for off campus housing. There are apartments and houses that are in walking distance of the school. However, you have to be approved to live in the off-campus apartments. The area is very safe with campus security patrolling at night.
College Junior 2013-05-26T20:18:59Z
Sometimes the night life isn't the greatest. The one bar on campus has underage nights. There are parties in the townhouses on campus and the suites but most times they are just people hanging out and talking. There are a few bars five minutes away from campus, but one is for 21 and older. The other is only fun on certain nights.
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