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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
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

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
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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 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 39 responses
Report
  • Ready to learn.
    28%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Involved
    21%
  • Helpful
    18%
  • Conservative, Christian, provincial
    10%
  • 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.72 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • All-encompassing
    25%
  • Community
    22%
  • Global learning
    22%
  • Very task oriented.
    17%
  • Conservative
    8%
  • 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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Hope College 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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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!
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.