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.

Website: www.hope.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,150
Undergraduate
Students
(61.1%) 1,926 Women
(38.9%) 1,224 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,899 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.86
SAT Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,960
Tuition and Fees
$34,010
Room and Board
$10,310
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$27,577
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,033
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
238
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Holland Population
33,481
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History   4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
141 East 12th Street, PO Box 9000
City, State, Zip
Holland, MI 49422-9000
Phone
(616) 395-7850
Fax
(616) 395-7130
E-mail
admissions@hope.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,899 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
493 admitted students enrolled
Men
286 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
409
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
19

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.86
3.75 and Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
22%
Score of 24 - 29
53%
Score of 18 - 23
24%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,960
Tuition and Fees
$34,010
Room and Board
$10,310
Books and Supplies
$950
Other Expenses
$1,690
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
660 (84.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
529 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
529 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
130 (24.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$27,577
Need-Based Gift
Received by 467 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,340
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 401 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,238
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 475 (89.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
205 (26.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,539

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,059 (68.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,728 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,722 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
435 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$26,952
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,493 (86.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,276
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,397 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,676
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,329 (77.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
827 (27.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,812

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,033
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
11.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,938
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
133
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
455
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,370
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
238
Part-Time Faculty
110
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
533,621
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
300
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Holland Population
33,481
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Campus Size
91 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Holland
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Holland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
12%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
sailing
Men's Club Sports
ice hockey, sailing

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, social activities committee, greek life, dance marathon, hockey club, relay for life
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,150
Women
1,926 (61.1%)
Men
1,224 (38.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,018
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 35 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
79%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
80.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 0.5%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Medicine 0.05%
Other 22%

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