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 3,407 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 300+ 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 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?

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Admissions At-a-Glance

Costs & Financial Aid

Our 2016–17 costs for tuition, room and board total $41,250. 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.

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 4,154Total Applications Received

    Hope received 4,154 applications for Fall 2016.

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  • 27Average Admitted Student ACT Score

    For fall 2016, 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. Visit Day

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    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
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center Maas Auditorium
  2. Visit Day

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    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
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center Maas Auditorium
  3. 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
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center Maas Auditorium
  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
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center Maas Auditorium
  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
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center Maas Auditorium