Hope College

Holland, MI, USA
4.12 Average Rating

Hope College is a 4-year liberal arts institute located in downtown Holland. Hope partners with the Reformed Church in America but welcomes students of all faiths, as well as those of no faith. The liberal arts curriculum at Hope is threaded through the more than 90 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs, and often includes involvement in an internship, either locally or nationally. For students interested in getting further off campus, Hope offers more than 300 study abroad programs. Outside of academia, students can participate in Greek Life, clubs and organizations, and yearly Hope College traditions, including The Dance Marathon and a campus-wide tug-of-war event. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Reformed Church in America
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Other November 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
67%
Submitting ACT
56%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1240
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
3,150
Total Number of Undergrads
3,150
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
60%
20-39 Students
34%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,175
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$34,010
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,010
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,310
Books and Supplies
$950

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,907
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,688
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,197

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,075
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,800
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
78
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
79%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Flying Dutchmen/Flying Dutch
School Colors
orange and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Grand Rapids
Chicago
Detroit
Kalamazoo
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,700

What Students Are Saying

4.12 Average Rating
Hope is a great place for students who are committed to being involved in their education and getting the most out of the college experiences Hope has to offer. It really does feel like friends and faculty are there to support you and help you get everything you could possibly want out of your time at Hope. For every stereotypical event, tradition, or group of people, there are at least three opposites available so you can always find what fits best.
Isabel from Albuquerque, NM

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