Hope College

Holland, MI

Hope College

Holland, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$36,650

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
550
75th
650
25th
540
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22
75th
29
25th
23
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,041
Declined 866
Total Received 3,907
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Private

3,158

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,158
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Reformed

Social Networks

91-acre campus in Holland (population: 33,366), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Hope College
141 East 12th Street
Holland, MI
49422-9000

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Hope College hosts its epic tug-of-war contest, "The Pull," every year, with 18 "pullers" on each side.

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
550
75th
650
25th
540
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22
75th
29
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,041
Declined 866
Total Received 3,907

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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

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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$16,691

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,300
Room $5,020
Board $5,980
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $48,650
Average Financial Aid - $16,691
Total with Avg. Aid $31,959

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 888 439-8907
F: 616 395-7160
finaid@hope.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, lacrosse, sailing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, flag football, Frisbee golf, inner-tube water polo, Korfball, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management. yes
Accounting. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Japanese Studies. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Stringed Instruments. yes
Voice and Opera. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,158

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,158
students

Female
61%
1,933

Male
39%
1,225

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,013
students

Female
62%
1,873

Male
38%
1,140

5%

145
students

Female
41%
60

Male
59%
85

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Kenya
Rwanda
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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