Hope College campus

Overview

Applicants
3,491
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.77

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
329
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
67%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Japanese Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Piano and Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera


Students Say

Vibrant, "comfortable," and "truly caring" Hope College in Michigan is a "smaller," "Christ-centered liberal arts institution" affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, a Protestant denomination that is Dutch in its origin. You'll find "a strong sense of community" here as well as a "very large" contingent of students of Dutch ancestry. While students tell us that you can't really go wrong with any major on offer, they single out the "fabulous education program," the "strong program in music," and the "amazing nursing program" as particularly notable. Science programs are "very rigorous and rewarding" as well, and many offer "an abundance of research opportunities." "The academic experience is challenging" "but not overwhelmingly difficult by any means." "Classes are small enough that you feel comfortable speaking up." "Professors are very accessible" and "incredibly understanding and kind." "They really care about you and try their best to help you succeed," gushes a physics major. "Most are interesting to listen to" in class.

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert H. Schuller
televangelist

Rob Malda
founder of Slashdot

Sufjan Stevens
musician

Terri Lynn Land
Michigan Secreatry of State

Annette Ziegler
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice

Max DePree
industrialist, author

Peter Hoekstra
Former U.S. Congressman

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
67%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,259

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,796

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,706

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,010

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,542

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,550
Required Fees
$170
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$820

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,250
Transportation for Commuters
$680

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,343
Out of State
32%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

1.59%
Asian
2.52%
African-American
5.93%
Hispanic
87.64%
Caucasian
2.14%
International

60% female
40% male
32% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

There is not much diversity at Hope College. Students tend to come "from the same background" somewhere in the Midwest. Students describe themselves as "wholesome," "good kids" who are "outgoing," and—they don't mind telling you—"attractive," as well as "multitalented and well balanced." They're "studious," "fairly smart," and "generally religious." Some students have "a passion for God." Others "view Christianity as a moral guideline"—"spiritual but not crazy and overbearing." It's very common to be "heavily involved in school organizations" on this campus, and "it isn't hard to find a group of people that you relate to" because everyone is so darn "welcoming" and "nice." "People walk around with smiles and are friendly to each other, even if they do not know each other," explains one student.

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
81%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Hope College is "a happy place" where "there are campus events most every weekend and most weekdays," and "it's crazy how much students get involved in campus life." Hope is also home to "rich traditions that have been carried on for many decades." Students have "lots of school spirit." The crowds are "pretty rambunctious" for intercollegiate sports (especially whenever hated Calvin College is involved). "People really like intramurals," too, and there's something of an "obsession with Frisbee golf." "The ‘Pine Grove' located in the center of campus offers a nice place to relax on a sunny day" or the occasional "giant snowball fight" during the winter, when Hope is sort of like "a snow globe." Alcohol policies "are a little strict," but, "if you want to be involved with a party scene, you can find that." "Greek life provides most of the party scene." Certainly, though, there's "no pressure to drink." Students "have movie nights" and frequently just do "random things for fun." "There is a wonderful community for those who are into things a bit off the beaten path." "There are also plenty of Bible studies, chapel services, and other religious events," "though there are no requirements for chapel or anything." Off campus, Holland is "a charming little town" "filled with great restaurants" and "awesome coffee shops." Beautiful Lake Michigan "only about 10 minutes away," and "the larger city of Grand Rapids" isn't too far.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
67
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
6

10% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Flying Dutchmen)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Flying Dutch)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Hope College Counseling and Psychological Services; Women's Studies

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Western Michigan University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
30

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
percentage discount on Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Amanda Schafer
Visit Coordinator

Address
69 E. 10th Street
Holland, MI 49424

Phone
800-968-7850

Email
admissions@hope.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
DeWitt Student Center
Martha Miller Center for Global Communic
Library
Paul A Schaap Science Center
DeVos Fieldhouse
Kletz - student grill

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Beaches of Lake Michigan
Downtown Holland (2 blocks from campus)
Edge Ice Arena
Outlet Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: weekdays/saturday until noon
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
same as above

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
not during last week of class and finals

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi Bus Train Airport (45 min.) -- Grand Rapids Private Airport (Tulip City) in Holland

Driving Instructions to Campus
See Campus Visit Website

Local Accommodations
Haworth Center (on campus)