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Hope College Engineering Program

Information Summary

August 2006

Hope Engineering Student Profile
Hope Engineering Average ACT composite score 28 (93rd Percentile)
One-third of Hope Engineering students have ACT composite of 30 or higher (97th Percentile)

Current Employers of Hope College Graduates (partial list, since 1997)

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Magna Donnelly
Anderson Consulting
Manufacturers Equip. and Supply Co.
BioPort Corporation
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Medtronics, Inc.
Daimler Chrysler
Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Deloitte & Touche
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Egemin Automation Inc.
Plastech Engineered Products
Ford Motor Company
General Motors
Qwest Communications
Steelcase, Inc.
Herman Miller, Inc.
The Perrigo Company
Hewlett Packard
The Viking Corporation
Innotec Corporation
Ventura Manufacturing
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
International Truck and Engine
Xtek, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.  

Companies Providing Paid Summer and School-year Internships for Hope College Engineering Students (partial list, since 1997)

Collins Engineering
Fleetwood Group Johnson Controls
Gentex Magna-Donnelly
Delphi-Coopersville Nederveld Associates
GMB, Inc. Pfizer
Granger Construction Smiths Aerospace
Herman Miller Total Innovative Manufacturing
Holland Hitch Worden

Percentage of Engineering Graduates Pursuing Advanced Degrees: MS, Ph.D, MBA, MD, or JD. (since 1999)

Overall 48 %

Percentage of Hope Engineering Graduates who attend a Top 25 ranked Graduate Engineering Program (since 1999, US News Graduate School Rankings)

88% Nearly 1 of every 2 students majoring in engineering at Hope goes on to a graduate program at one of the top 25 Engineering Graduate Schools in the US.

27% More than 1 of every 4 students majoring in engineering at Hope goes on to a graduate program at one of the top 10 Engineering Graduate Schools in the US.

Graduate Schools Attended by Hope College Engineering Graduates in M.S. and Ph.D. Programs. (since 1996)

Case Western Reserve University
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Cornell University
University of California at Berkeley
Iowa State University
University of Colorado
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
Northwestern University
University of Pittsburgh
Ohio State University
University of Vermont
Purdue University
University of Wisconsin

Professional Schools Attended by Hope College Engineering Graduates (since 1996)

Boston College Law School
Indiana University Law School
University of Michigan Medical School
Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
Georgia Tech School of Business
University of Michigan School of Business

Fields of Study Pursued by Hope College Engineering Graduates in M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Programs

Environmental Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Industrial Engineering
Agricultural Engineering Materials Science
Biomechanics Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Naval Architecture
Chemical Engineering Paper Science and Engineering
Civil Engineering Rehabilitation Engineering
Electrical Engineering Structural Engineering
Engineering Management  

Engineering Double Majors (partial list, since 1997)

Computer Science

Environmental Science (Minor)

Music (Minor)

Varsity Sports Pursued by Engineering Majors

Baseball Team
Basketball Team
Cross Country Team (Men's and Women's)
Football Team
Men's Swim Team
Women's Swim Team
Women's Volleyball Team
Women's Tennis Team

National Distinctions Awarded to Hope Engineering Majors

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships $73,000.
2 awarded to Hope Engineering students out of 209 nationwide over 3 years.

National Collegiate Inventors Award $75,000 award
1 awarded to a Hope Engineering alumnus.