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Tuition

$29,590

$29,590

not including room and board

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,970
Declined + 523
Total Received 3,493
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Management
  3. Communication
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School Facts

Hope College, founded in 1862, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 45-acre campus is located in a residential area of Holland, 30 miles southwest of Grand Rapids, MI.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,343
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Reformed
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1301
ACT 2012

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

3,343

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
31%
500-599
34%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
16%
600-699
34%
500-599
35%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
30%
24-29
40%
18-23
27%
12-17
3%
30-36
22%
24-29
47%
18-23
27%
12-17
4%
30-36
22%
24-29
52%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
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Holland, MI

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Holland, MI

120-acre campus in Holland (population: 33,270), 30 miles from both Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Served by bus and train; air serves Grand Rapids and Muskegon. School operates transportation to off-campus employment locations.

Hope College
141 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 10% of male students
 
7 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
31%
500-599
34%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
16%
600-699
34%
500-599
35%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
30%
24-29
40%
18-23
27%
12-17
3%
30-36
22%
24-29
47%
18-23
27%
12-17
4%
30-36
22%
24-29
52%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,970
Declined + 523
Total Received 3,493

Admissions Contact

William Vanderbilt
Vice President for Admissions
P: 800 968-7850
F: 616 395-7130
admissions@hope.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,034,331
State $1,729,691
Institutional $21,410,109
Other external $298,744
Total $26,472,875

Non-need-based

Federal $514,321
State $10,766
Institutional $8,628,780
Other external $1,110,805
Total $10,264,672

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Flying Dutchmen/Flying Dutch
School colors
orange and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art History
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Communication
Computer Science
Dance/Performance/Choreography
Economics
Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Geology
Exercise Science
French
Geology
German
History
Humanities
International Studies
Language Arts
Latin
Mathematics
Mathematics/Science
Music Literature/History
Music Theory
Music/Vocal/Instrumental Education
Music/Vocal/Instrumental Performance
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

3,343
students

Female
60%
2,005

Male
40%
1,338

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

95%

3,205
students

Female
61%
1,931

Male
39%
1,274

undergraduatePart-time

5%

138
students

Female
54%
74

Male
46%
64

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

87%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Liberia
South Africa
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Gary Camp
Associate Director of Admissions
800 968-7850
camp@hope.edu

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