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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
69 East 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
From Hope College

At Hope College, academic excellence in the liberal arts combine with a vibrant Christian faith. This rare combination means you’ll spend every day here challenging yourself and asking questions. The answers will shape your life.

With 3,100+ students and nearly 360 professors, we inspire students to live life to the fullest — and achieve remarkable results. As a Hope student, you’ll immerse yourself in the liberal arts, exploring ideas and faith, freely and fully.

With more than 80 majors and minors, and an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll also find dedicated professors who challenge and mentor you, inside and outside the classroom.

We’re proud to field 22 NCAA Division III teams. We're also proud to be the first private, four-year, undergraduate liberal arts college in the United States with national accreditation in art, dance, music and theatre.

A Hope education is personal and powerful. Experience the Hope difference for yourself.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1090-1320
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,795/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,907/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,019Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
131
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Ready to learn.
    27%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Involved
    20%
  • Helpful
    17%
  • Conservative, Christian, provincial
    10%
  • Always ready to party
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • All-encompassing
    24%
  • Community
    24%
  • Global learning
    21%
  • Very task oriented.
    16%
  • Conservative
    8%
  • Inquisitive
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    80%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    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

    968 reviews
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    Hope College offers and excellent academic experience (including an extremely long list of study abroad options in both the academic year and over the summer) as well and inclusive student life. Professors show real care for their students and often go above what is necessary of a college professor. Classes are challenging but fulfilling. No two dorm buildings are the same, allowing for a proper fit for different personalities. There is a large selection of on campus groups that relate both to general interest and to your field of study. Optional chapels are three times a week and are absolutely wonderful!
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    Hope was the closest school to home that I considered as a senior in high school. I was dead convinced that I would never go to Hope, as my dad is an alumni, and a very proud one at that. When I visited, I just felt this overwhelming sense of peace and belonging. I knew Hope was exactly where I was supposed to be. Looking back, I think I ended up at Hope for a reason. The other schools I looked at would have been nowhere near as accommodating when I decided to change my major, or as helpful in getting me out in four years despite major changes. The staff and faculty are always helpful and friendly, and I get along well with most of my classmates and peers. Holland is a great place to live. It's close to the beach, has a wonderful downtown area, and my church has welcomed me with open arms. I am so glad I was led to Hope, and wouldn't change anything!
    Hope has been the perfect college choice for me. The friends and professors that I have connected with have been incredible, and the college itself has provided a life-changing experience in every way. I wouldn't trade my years here for anything!