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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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69 East 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
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
76%
SAT Range
1110-1330
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,812/ 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
$17,444/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Engineering At Hope College

An ABET-accredited engineering degree from Hope includes courses in general education, math, science and engineering. Electives within the program allow you to specialize in several different concentrations, with 166 declared engineering majors to choose from. It's no surprise that Hope engineering students receive full-tome job offers, some as early as six months before their graduation date.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,032Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
117
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 44 responses
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  • Friendly
    27%
  • Ready to learn.
    25%
  • Involved
    18%
  • Helpful
    16%
  • Conservative, Christian, provincial
    11%
  • 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.77 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Community
    27%
  • All-encompassing
    22%
  • Global learning
    22%
  • Very task oriented.
    15%
  • Conservative
    7%
  • Inquisitive
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    79%
    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

    Hope College Reviews

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    Hope College is an absolute gem, though it seems somewhat hidden because of it's small size and quaint location. However, there is no doubt that this is a fantastic place to be educated. I am a member of the dance department and I can speak on behalf of their excellent, top-notch training. They always bring in various guest artists throughout the year (2 which each stay a full semester, even) and host plenty of performance opportunities and auditions. Outside of dancing, the rest of the education at the school is phenomenal! Each class is challenging and engaging, and the professors are very knowledgeable and wise. Each of the staff on campus cares about YOU as an individual and wants to help you succeed in every way possible. You are at an advantage in a smaller pond because you're not just a number, you're important and significant to everyone that you'll meet! Hope has such a warm, friendly, and inviting environment with joy that is contagious! Hope is the place to be :)
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    Hope College is exceptional! Professors and other staff really care about the individual and want you to succeed. They offer so many resources for the student from free tutoring, writing center, Boerigter Center for Calling and Career and so much more. They have rigorous classes to help you think critically and rise to your greatest potential and as a liberal arts college they help the student to be well rounded.. Hope is on the more pricy side as it is a private college but the campus is beautiful.
    Hope College is an amazing college with great academics and opportunities! I am glad that I chose this college academically. I have been connected with amazing professors, programs, research opportunities, and internship communities within the community- all before my sophomore year! The social scene is a little lacking, but a great great school academically. Also, it is not very diverse, unfortunately.