posted August 21, 2009

College Guides Include Hope Among Top Schools

Hope College has been included in several college-guide listings in recent months. 

° The annual rankings compiled by "U.S. News & World Report" have once again included Hope College among the 100 best liberal arts colleges in the nation. The college is 92nd out of the 249 institutions that are considered national liberal arts colleges.  In addition, Hope also continues to be included among the institutions that the publication recognizes for providing outstanding undergraduate research/creative projects opportunities.

° The September/October 2009 issue of "Mother Jones" includes Hope as one of "10 cool schools that will blow your mind, not your budget," describing the college as a best value for artists with a spiritual side. 

° Hope is among the approximately 330 of "the country's best and most interesting colleges and universities" featured in the new 2010 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges." 

° The Princeton Review selected Hope as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its Web site feature "2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

° "Forbes" magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity rank Hope 294th among the 600 colleges and universities included in their "America's Best Colleges" rankings.