Flourishing programs in 80+ disciplines. A vibrant Christian mission. $50 million in new campus construction. A 2014 Division III national championship. 95% placement within 6 months of graduation. There’s never been a better time to consider Hope College.

Hope At-a-Glance

Let’s start by answering the question that brought you here – why Hope? As you may imagine, we’ve got many answers, but, for starters:

  • A friendly and welcoming community of 3,432 students and 358 professors
  • Recognized leadership in undergraduate research, scholarship and preparation for graduate school and the workplace
  • Masterful teachers and talented researchers engage students in small classes and one-on-one collaboration (13:1 student:faculty ratio)
  • 1,800+ internships and 200+ study abroad opportunities in over 60 countries provide a global perspective
  • 95% of graduates join the workforce or enroll in graduate school within 6 months of graduation
  • A vibrant Christian character with many opportunities to grow spiritually, yet very few requirements
  • 70+ engaging student groups are marked by tradition, service and enthusiasm
  • NCAA Division III athletics overflow with true student-athletes and exceptional support from the campus and Holland communities
  • Holland, Michigan is a beautiful college town – our award-winning downtown is just blocks from campus, and stunning Lake Michigan beaches are just an 8-minute drive from Hope

Hungry for more? Let’s answer the big question… why Hope?

Students at Holland State Park

Admissions At-a-Glance

Costs & Financial Aid

Our 2015–16 costs for tuition, room and board total $39,940. We offer academic scholarships ranging from $3,000–$18,000 per year , as well as Distinguished Artist Awards for music, art, dance, theatre and creative writing. 95% of Hope students receive merit and/or need-based financial aid.

Apply for Admission

You’ll apply to Hope College using the Common Application. If your application is complete by November 1 in your senior year, you’ll hear back from us the week of Thanksgiving. After November 1 we move to rolling admission.

Schedule a Campus Visit

We host many prospective students and their families on scheduled Visit Days and can arrange personalized individual visits and overnight stays on campus as well. We also host a number of special visit experiences throughout the year. Learn more.

Recent Posts from Hope's Student Blogs

  1. New Year, New Decorations.

    Posted by Erin Hoolahan

    Classes are back in session at Hope College. The campus has sprung back to life with the clack of lo...

    Read More
  2. My Perfect College Breakfast

    Posted by Kathryn Krieger

    I moved back into Hope last week, and I’ve been really enjoying my time here so far. I’v...

    Read More
  3. Camp, God, and Mysteries

    Posted by Kathryn Krieger

    It’s currently 9:31 a.m. on Saturday morning. Right now, I should be telling parents how much ...

    Read More
  4. My Hope College Bucket List

    Posted by Kathryn Krieger

    You guys, college is so great. There is so much to do and there are so many things to learn and it&#...

    Read More
  5. Loner Status: Loving It

    Posted by Mikaila Bisson

    Sorry for the long pause in writing, followers! It’s been a pretty crazy past month for me ...

    Read More
  6. Planning for August in a Busy July

    Posted by Kathryn Krieger

    Man, it really seems like school can start to sneak up on you fast, doesn’t it? I am enjoying ...

    Read More
Load More Posts

Find Your Admissions Representative Info

By State
By Country

Hope by the Numbers

  • 4,758Total Applications Received

    Hope received a record 4,758 applications for Fall 2015, 8% more than the previous year.

    Apply Now
  • 27Average Admitted Student ACT Score

    For fall 2015, the average admitted student’s ACT score was 27, and the middle 50% ranged from 24-29.

  • 90%First Year Retention Rate

    Hope students are happy with their college decision! 90% remain here after their freshman year.

  • 69%Four Year Graduation Rate

    We’d like you to spend just the right amount of time here – no less, no more. 69% of students graduate from Hope in 4 years; well above the national average and second overall in Michigan.

Upcoming

  1. Take the Boat to Hope!

    Placeholder Image Event image for Take the Boat to Hope!

    Ride the ferry across Lake Michigan for a unique campus visit experience.

    Take the Boat to Hope!
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Read More
  2. Visit Day

    Placeholder Image Event image for Visit Day

    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Read More
  3. Holland Area College Night

    Placeholder Image Event image for Holland Area College Night

    Learn about 80+ colleges and universities as Hope College hosts the annual Holland Area College Night.

    Holland Area College Night
    Date
    Read More
  4. Visit Day

    Placeholder Image Event image for Visit Day

    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Read More
  5. Visit Day

    Placeholder Image Event image for Visit Day

    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Read More