Tuition & Fees

$32,780

$32,780

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,181
Declined + 985
Total Received 4,166
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Private (nonprofit)

3,234

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1301
ACT 2012

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
34%
500-599
34%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
37%
500-599
32%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
55%
18-23
25%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
52%
18-23
27%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

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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 3,234
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)
•  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)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  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

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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 6% of male students
 
7 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
34%
500-599
34%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
37%
500-599
32%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
55%
18-23
25%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
52%
18-23
27%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,181
Declined + 985
Total Received 4,166

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,593,185
State $1,702,667
Institutional $22,429,790
Other external $172,186
Total $26,897,828

Non-need-based

Federal $387,358
State
Institutional $8,358,812
Other external $761,173
Total $9,507,343

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
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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Undergraduate

100%

3,234
students

Female
61%
1,970

Male
39%
1,264

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

93%

3,039
students

Female
62%
1,856

Male
38%
1,183

undergraduatePart-time

7%

195
students

Female
59%
114

Male
41%
81

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

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 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
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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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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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