Hiram's academics are its best aspect. The professors, programs, and classes are all fitted to serve the students and ensure that the students succeed. New York Times education editor Loren Pope actually featured Hiram in his book, "Colleges that Change Lives," singling out the College for its concern for both students' personal and academic welfare.
There are several centers for excellence that Hiram offers to students so that they can focus on specific things that are not necessarily addressed in the curriculum, including the Center for the Study of Ethics and Values and the Center for Science Education. Hiram may seem sub-par in some areas (especially when it comes to the long cold winters), but it makes up for its cons when it comes to academics.