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
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Hope College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
100 E. 8th Street, Suite 260
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
77%
SAT Scores Range
1060-1310
ACT Scores Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Hope College

Cost

Net Price
$25,770/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,464/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,955/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,348/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,003/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,259Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Ready to learn.
    31%
  • Helpful
    20%
  • Involved
    20%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Conservative, Christian, provincial
    11%
  • Always ready to party
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • All-encompassing
    25%
  • Global learning
    25%
  • Very task oriented.
    19%
  • Community
    16%
  • Conservative
    9%
  • Inquisitive
    6%

After Hope College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
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

Hope College Reviews

920 reviews
All Categories
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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I loved getting placed with my roommate. Housing does a great job to make sure students are comfortable. It is important to note that housing does what it can but can't always fix the issues. The residential life staff are really fantastic. They go through a great training program and they all really love what they are doing. I loved living in Lichty my freshman year as it was smaller and a lot less drama than other dorms can have. I loved the community that was present when I lived in Vorhees. The RD and RA's there were fantastic!
Hope College was an excellent choice for me! I love the experiences that I have had, the friends that I've made, and the education that I am receiving. I have numerous opportunities to grow in my faith, whether it's bible studies, chapel services, or other campus ministries events. The sporting events are fun to go to, especially basketball. It's so fun to sing, "Oh when the Dutch go marching in" all together and cheer our dutchmen to victory. My professors are really helpful and have my best interest in mind. Hope College has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made.