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Hope College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 99 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,143)
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 - -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • S
  • 4
  • There are a number of dorm options available, including the relatively new Cook Hall with high ceilings and bathrooms shared by four people, as well as more traditional dorms. Dykstra…

  • Dec-31-2012 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jane Doe
  • Jun-09-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food was okay. I really liked the salads, and the sandwich area is awesome. The downside is that the eating area is very small, and oddly set up.

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  • 3
  • Katelyn from Caledonia, MI
  • Mar-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Phelps Dining is pretty good, but it gets pretty old pretty fast. As soon as you become an upperclassman, though, you can eat at Cook Dining, which is much better food. It's smaller and can make much better food because it doesn't have to mass-produce everything. Personally, I work at Haworth Inn (the 4.5 star on campus hotel) as a caterer, which means I get to eat at Cook Dining even as an underclassman-- and it is amazing! I also get to eat very posh food from high-class parties that get booked there. I'd definitely recommend applying to work there--it's hard work, but it's a great work environment and is super rewarding!

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  • 4
  • David from Trenton, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Hope offers three dining options: The Kletz, Cook, and Phelps. First-year students on meal plan almost exclusively go to Phelps, a buffet set-up I would describe as well-prepared food, only repetitive. Selection at Phelps includes four main sections: world food, classic American cuisine, a deli, and a special diet section. There is also a soup, salad, and pizza/pasta bar, along with a nice selection of breakfast and dessert options. Beyond options on campus, a convenient 10-minute walk will lead you to restaurants in downtown Holland. If you ever come by to visit, make sure to check out Lemonjello's or JP's. Both are decent coffee shops downtown, and popular amongst Hope students.

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  • 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 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Katelyn from Caledonia, MI
  • Mar-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There's only a couple Greek sororities and fraternities on campus, but from what I've heard, they're super tight with each other and are very involved in the community.

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  • 0
  • David from Trenton, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The first year at Hope, students must live in a campus dorm. After this first year, however, students interested in Greek Life can join one of 8 fraternities and 8 sororities in college-owned cottages, mostly on the south side of campus. One point to note is that Greek life at Hope is composed of mostly local organizations. For more information, this link will help out:

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  • 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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