A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Hope College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
100
Holland, MI 49423
Website

Hope College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1090-1320
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Hope College

Cost

Net Price
$25,856/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,280/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,119/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,576/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,789/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,230Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Ready to learn.
    30%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Helpful
    19%
  • Involved
    19%
  • Conservative, Christian, provincial
    11%
  • Always ready to party
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • All-encompassing
    26%
  • Global learning
    24%
  • Community
    18%
  • Very task oriented.
    18%
  • Conservative
    9%
  • Inquisitive
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Hope College Reviews

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Greek Life is amazing! I'm now on the inside, but I was on the outside for my freshman and half of my sophomore year. Greek Life is a blast and teaches you so many things about leadership, working with people. Yes there is partying a lot, but you gain an amazing community. You get your sisters or brothers in your organization, but Greek Life is also just one big family. A lot of non-Greeks don't like Greek Life, so that makes Greek Life band together more and support each other. Each organization has an on-campus Greek cottage which are usually really nice, but not everyone in the organization lives there (usually only 5-10 people). Most organizations also have off-campus houses that they continually have from year to year.
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Hope College is a very good college for someone that is really looking for peace a quiet with no distractions, and very helpful and supportive professors. The Center of Multicultural Life is very Supportive of Minority students by creating many fun events to promote diversity. However being a minority student, there are many times when the classroom diversity lacks greatly and in certain classes, certain discussions are uncomfortable. At hope there are many great things to do but one must find them and reach out.
Hope College has an extremely welcoming college community. The academic opportunities are immense and the staff members are more than willing to help you become to best version of yourself, personally and academically. I feel as if Hope College has grown in many ways over the past three years, specifically in their attempts to make the community more accepting and respectful of all people and opinions.