Tuition & Fees

$35,240

$35,240

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
52%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
700-800
16%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
6%
30-36
32%
24-29
37%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
51%
18-23
24%
12-17
7%
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,211
Declined + 537
Total Received 3,748
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Private (nonprofit)

3,056

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Kinesology
  3. Engineering
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Codes

SAT 1301
ACT 2012

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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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,056
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)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Holland, MI

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
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 14% of male students
 
7 sororities 17% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
52%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
700-800
16%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
6%
30-36
32%
24-29
37%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
51%
18-23
24%
12-17
7%
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,211
Declined + 537
Total Received 3,748

Admissions Factors

Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,350

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,900
Room $4,880
Board $5,750
Additional fees $340
Books & supplies $980
Total $46,850
Average Financial Aid - $28,350
Total with Avg. Aid $18,500
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jill M. Nutt
Director of Financial Aid
nutt@hope.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Tim Schoonveld (men's)
Co-Director Of Athletics
email

Melinda Larson (women's)
Co-Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Flying Dutchmen/Flying Dutch
School colors
orange and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Communication
Computer Science
Dance/Performance/Choreography
Economics
Engineering
English
Exercise Science
French
Geology
German
History
International Studies
Kinesiology
Mathematics
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
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Kinesology
  3. Engineering

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

3,056

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,056
students

Female
62%
1,899

Male
38%
1,157

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,917
students

Female
63%
1,824

Male
37%
1,093

5%

139
students

Female
54%
75

Male
46%
64

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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
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented China
Honduras
Japan
Mexico
South Korea
Vietnam
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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