Hope College

Holland, MI

Hope College

Holland, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$35,330

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
51%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
700-800
15%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
5%
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
24%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

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

3,056

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,056
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Reformed Church in America

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Grand Rapids
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kent County International

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
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Social Activities Committee
  • Greek Life
  • Dance Marathon
  • Hockey Club
  • Relay for Life

Top Events

  • Homecoming Weekend Events
  • Nykerk Cup Competition
  • Spring Fling

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
94%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
51%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
700-800
15%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
5%
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
24%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.86

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,211
Declined 537
Total Received 3,748

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
geographical residence
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, lacrosse, sailing

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
History Teacher Education
History, General
International/Global Studies
Japanese Studies
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 72%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

34

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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