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
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1270
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$27,734/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,857/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,321/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,519/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,285/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,559/ 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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,039Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Ready to learn.
    29%
  • Involved
    21%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Helpful
    18%
  • Conservative, Christian, provincial
    11%
  • Always ready to party
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.71 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • All-encompassing
    26%
  • Global learning
    23%
  • Community
    20%
  • Very task oriented.
    17%
  • Conservative
    9%
  • Inquisitive
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
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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I am an international student. In Hope College, it seems like they do really care whether or not you are in Hope College! The school tries to make your life and transition to USA comfortable and smooth. People are so nice here in Holland MI. Because it is a smaller school, there are lots of opportunity but still big enough to have connections and make networks. We have a great science department and our Chemistry is one of the best among the liberal arts college. There are lots of opportunity for research too. There is an open door policy for professors so you can go in and ask anytime! Also our school is a dry campus and we take pride in that!
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I chose to go to Hope for their academics (specifically the Foreign Language Department) and have been pleased with my academic experience over all. Professors eager to meet with you one-on-one, there is a wide variety of majors, and the classes in my major have been both interesting and challenging.
Socially, I found that Hope College is years behind its peers. People tend to be narrow-minded and the students live in a privileged bubble. Efforts to improve diversity are surface-level, and only focus on recruitment numbers rather than attrition. Hope can also be a difficult place to flourish if you identify as LGBT because much of the student body, faculty/staff, and administration are not supportive of LGBT rights.
Great academics and professors, lots of study-abroad opportunities, beautiful campus, lots of activities on campus, and lots of school pride. However, the student body is incredibly white (like 80-some percent). LGBT and PoC discrimination is not uncommon. Downtown Holland is cute and there are a lot of other stores and restaurants a bit farther away from the downtown, but you really need a car if you want to go to any of these places. Most Greek Life parties are closed (invite-only), but there are sometimes open sports team parties. Food in the dining halls is decent – really good some days, really bad other days.