Christian Character

Hope is where you learn to take your life seriously—and where education means becoming fully alive in mind, heart and soul.

If you want to engage with compelling issues, make a difference through service and find strength in a vibrant community of spirit, Hope is where you want to be.

For Your Mind

Hope students and faculty love to grapple with the big questions — addressing topics like global health, immigration and Islam in our Critical Issues Symposium, asking how technologies shape human identity at a recent Veritas Forum, and considering ideas that concern Christians worldwide at Hope’s World Christian Lecture Series.

Our passion for informed dialogue in a Christian context leads to measurable intellectual growth. A higher percentage of Hope’s Class of 2010, compared to students at other liberal arts colleges, demonstrated positive growth in critical thinking. (The Wabash National Study)

“Along with the presence of a strong Christian community, Hope’s focus on collaborative scientific research made me certain I could truly grow, both as a servant of God and in my chosen career path.”
— Robert Sjoholm ’12

For Your Heart

From our Fellowship of Christian Athletes to Greek Life, Hope is a community that cares deeply and works tirelessly for others, from tutoring local children to serving dinner to our homeless neighbors at Western Theological Seminary’s Community Kitchen. Our commitment has won Hope national recognition, including the highest honor for a collegiate chapter from the national Mortar Board honor society.

For Your Soul

The Christian faith provides a portal to the world at large and your inner world. Here, you can explore both ideas and beliefs—a freedom not found on a typical college or university campus, and one that will develop resilience in the face of life’s challenges.

Above all, our students value the deep friendships that flourish in our community—and the surprising self-awareness. “I didn’t know I had this sense of empathy and compassion,” admits one student, “until I came here.”