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Hope College
Holland, MI
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. Campus architecture includes 19th century structures as well as modern buildings.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,234
   Women 1,970 (60.9%)
   Men 1,264 (39.1%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 84% of 3,899 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 490-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $43,810
  Tuition and Fees $31,560
  Room and Board $9,690
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $26,468
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 243
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Holland Population 33,481
Nearest Metropolitan Area Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 79% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 11% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.3% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students 2.1% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 68.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.5%