Tuition & Fees

$34,010

$34,010

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
45%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
700-800
10%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
41%
18-23
25%
12-17
2%
30-36
14%
24-29
59%
18-23
24%
12-17
3%
30-36
22%
24-29
53%
18-23
25%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,223
Declined + 1,154
Total Received 4,377
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Private (nonprofit)

3,150

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Education
  3. Public Administration/social Services
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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 3,150
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)

Holland, MI

91-acre campus in Holland (population: 33,543), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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
32%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
45%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
700-800
10%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
41%
18-23
25%
12-17
2%
30-36
14%
24-29
59%
18-23
24%
12-17
3%
30-36
22%
24-29
53%
18-23
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
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

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,223
Declined + 1,154
Total Received 4,377

Admissions Factors

Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
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

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,952

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,700
Room $4,730
Board $5,580
Additional fees $310
Books & supplies $950
Total $45,270
Average Financial Aid - $26,952
Total with Avg. Aid $18,318
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

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. Education
  3. Public Administration/social Services

Programs Offered

  • 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

3,150

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,150
students

Female
61%
1,926

Male
39%
1,224

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,018
students

Female
62%
1,852

Male
38%
1,166

5%

132
students

Female
57%
74

Male
43%
58

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

128%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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 Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring: December 1

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

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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