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Hope College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
3,139
Total Undergrads
Including 99 Part-time
766
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,143)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $41,576)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 16 15 - -
Football 116 - - -
Golf 9 10 - -
Soccer 26 29 - -
Softball - 17 - -
Swimming and Diving 25 22 - -
Tennis 11 9 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 62 57 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 31 31 - -
Volleyball - 25 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.2%
Hispanic 3.6%
Non-resident alien 1.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 88.9%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 10
Liquor Law Violation 12
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Isabel from Albuquerque, NM
  • 4
  • Dorm Life at Hope is excellent. There are lots of activities, and they generally chose really good RA's and RD's. The residence halls are in the process of…

  • Jul-26-2012 Read More
  • Pamela from Los Angeles, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm life at Hope consists of dorms that are co-ed and single gender. Everyone is given either 1 or 2 roommates depending on what one requests and rooms range from…

  • Jun-27-2012 Read More
  • Carly from Naperville, IL
  • 4
  • Hope College dorms are a blast. Living among your best friends can hardly get better than at Hope College. Dorms are well kept and very social. …

  • Aug-16-2012 Read More
  • Jessica from Oakland, CA
  • 4
  • Their is all types of dorms here at Hope College, the all girl dorms, quiet dorms, party and loud dorms just depends what type of environment you best fit…

  • Mar-27-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-08-2014 I am a current student here

    It's college food. It isn't going to be excellent all the time. Having said that, the dining hall typically does a pretty good job with having a lot of options, and there was almost always something that sounded good to me. There are also a number of meals which the dining hall does a truly excellent job on (pesto gnocchi, nutella wraps, and falafel, for example). And, if you don't like the dining hall, there is a cafe-type option as well. Upperclassmen can use their meal plans there, but underclassmen cannot. And for nights when none of that sounds good, the main street of Holland, MI has a ton of restaurants and is about 2 blocks away from most of the dorms.

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  • 5
  • Biruk from Jackson, KY
  • Feb-13-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the food is amazing. there are about four options on campus for eating. the main that is good is cook hall. this is an amazing place for students. It is also a dorm.

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  • 5
  • Breanna from Frankfort, IL
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Everyone will complain that the food from the dining hall is terrible, but it is actually quite delicious. People just think they are supposed to hate cafeteria food. ;) There is a LOT of variety in the cafeteria and most if not all of it is delicious. The dining hall makes the best desserts!

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  • 3
  • Katie from Holland, MI
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Phelps is varied. Sometimes it is great, and sometimes it is disgusting. It all depends on which day you go.

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  • 3
  • Michelle from Naperville, IL
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is not great in Phelps and greasy in the Kletz. The best food options are 7+ that gives you many free things and the most choices.

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  • 3
  • Diana from Holland, MI
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Nothing compares to homemade food. Here is a fact...you will miss your mom's cooking! We have two places to eat well actually three...but Cook Hall is for upperclassmen so we underclassmen are not allowed to eat there. I am currently a freshie and I have to deal with Phelps food, which is our main cafeteria...and it's tolerable..not the best. Then there is the Kletz, more like a cafe. The Kletz is not included in the meal plan and therefore students must pay for the food out of their own pocket. Just for future reference the food at the Kletz is so much better than Phelps, the money you will pay it's worth it.

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  • 3
  • Andy from Naperville, IL
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Phelps Hall is okay, Cook Hall food is great. Depends on where you live and how many credits you have.

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  • 4
  • Sheri from Holland, MI
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The main dining hall has limited hours, but they serve a great variety of food: from vegan to grilled cheese, to fantastic desserts. Despite the limited hours, the Kletz, a small coffee shop/grill, is open until late at night.

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  • 4
  • Katrina from Boca Raton, FL
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Not bad at all! There are 2 dining halls, one for everyone, a smaller one for students who are upperclassmen or live in a certain vicinity. Both are very good and I have seen many improvements made in the dining services department in my last few years at Hope! They try to take into account student preferences and accommodations as much as possible. There is also a restaurant/upperclassman dining area called the Kletz which is great!!! There are also two coffee shops: one in the Kletz and one in the library.

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  • 3
  • Student at Hope
  • Oct-17-2013 I am a current student here

    There are several options for eating, the Kletz, Cook Hall, and Phelps Hall. Most people start out with Phelps unless they have enough credits to eat in the other two. The food is not the best in the world, however, you get such a variety. If you don't like what the main dish is, then there are many different options to choose from. At home, whatever is cooked is what you eat, however, at school, you get to choose and its buffet style. The other two establishments have better food, which is why you need more credits, but you'll be eating alone unless you plan who you're eating with first.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Katrina from Boca Raton, FL
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

    I am personally not involved in Greek life, but I have friends who are and they appreciate it a lot! There are opportunities to to build lasting friendships, have a solid community, do cool volunteering stuff, and meet lots of people.

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  • 0
  • Jason from Roscommon, MI
  • Mar-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Students must live in a campus dorm the first year. However, after the first year, students can join Greek life and decide to live in various cabins/cottages around the year.

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  • 0
  • S
  • Dec-31-2012 I am a current student here

    Rush is in spring. There are a bunch of frats and sororities. There are rumors about most of them. One, APO, is a coed service fraternity that really isn't associated with Greek Life. There are both social and academic frats and sororities. Beyond that I know nothing.

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  • 0
  • Carly from Naperville, IL
  • Aug-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a part of Hope College. It is a good way to make connections but definitely not the only way to meet people at Hope.

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  • 0
  • Isabel from Albuquerque, NM
  • Jul-26-2012 I am a current student here

    Hope is a place where you can flourish in or out of Greek Life. There are some groups who party a lot, but others who lend all the support and friendship you could want. Surprisingly, there isn't much tension between Greek Lifers and the rest of the students.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Evanston, IL
  • Jun-14-2012 I am a current student here

    The greeks are all around. I have not participated but Ive heard they have a great time. However, there are not many national greek organizations.

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