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Faithful. Welcoming. Transformational.
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community in downtown Holland, Michigan. This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation equips our students to live faithfully into their vocations and make a difference in the world.About Hope
Anchored Tuition Pledge
Hope College has announced the “Anchored Tuition Pledge,” committing to hold tuition at the starting rate for each incoming class beginning with the fall 2022 semester — and to keep it at the present level for all current students.
Hope Forward is an entirely new funding model that will provide fully-funded tuition for every student at Hope College.
75% of Hope College grads were employed and 22% were in graduate school within six months of graduation. This is the Hope difference.
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Our picturesque, historic campus is just blocks from award-winning downtown Holland and just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches. We invite you to take a look around campus.
Stories about people who believe in hope during challenging times.
Hope Athletics Highlights
We stayed Strong and True. Go Hope! Watch the video →
The Hope College Connection
An innovative online community for calling and career that brings together students, alumni and families for mentoring and experiential learning.
Rankings and Recognitions
Proud to be ranked the #1 private college, best Christian college and best liberal arts college in Michigan by Niche.
Explore what Hope has to offer
Liberal arts curriculum. Graduate-level research. Hands-on opportunities. The highest standards. These are the elements that help Hope students from every discipline succeed — in school and in life.
Hope's Christian Aspirations
Hope College is a Christian community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith and a personal encounter with the living Christ through the Holy Spirit.
The Hope College campus is a place to come alive. We have hundreds of student organizations, groups and events you can plug into, serve with, play in, root for and grow with.
#BeStrongBeTrue. As a member of the MIAA and NCAA Division III associations, Hope College sponsors 22 varsity sports for men and women.
At Hope College, award-winning student performances share the stage with nationally known writers, musicians, performers and artists.
Cost and Financial Aid
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Hope Honored for Sustainable Excellence
Hope College has been recognized for sustainability excellence by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.Read Story
Hope College Receives National Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Hope College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.Read Story
Hope College and Western Theological Seminary Establish “3-2” Pastor-Preparation Program
The new Vita Scholars Program will enable students to graduate both from Hope with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from the seminary with a Master of Divinity degree after a total of five years instead of the usual seven.Read Story
Hope College Announces “Anchored Tuition Pledge”
Hope College has announced the “Anchored Tuition Pledge,” committing to hold tuition at the starting rate for each incoming class beginning with the fall 2022 semester — and to keep it at the present level for all current students.Read Story
Two New Exhibitions Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum
“No Planet B” features 41 artworks that reflect critically on the many environmental problems that currently face the planet, from climate change and sea level rise to industrial pollution and biodiversity loss. “Chicanx Art: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage” is a smaller exhibition featuring 11 works of art by Chicano and Chicana artists that reflect different aspects of Mexican-American heritage.Read Story
It's a Lofty Ambition, but then Again the College is Named "Hope," not "Settle."
The college’s new Hope Forward initiative seeks to fully fund tuition for every student up front. While that’s the most tangible goal, it’s only one of several.Read Story
News & Events
- Campus Life
President Matt and Sarah Scogin invited students to join them outside their home on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols. Followed by a walk to the Bultman Center to enjoy more music, treats and cookie decorating.
“IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures,” a celebration of cultures from around the world took place during Hope College’s annual showcase on Saturday, Nov. 12. More than 60 students from several different countries participated in this annual Hope College tradition.
Hoping to help Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner feel more like Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” than a cage fight even though your relative has started talking politics? Want to keep things civil when your co-worker brings up religion? Looking for an all-year approach to life that combines increased confidence with increased kindness? Then “Humble” by Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the Hope College psychology faculty may be the book for you.
The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present Lauren Gunderson's “Silent Sky,” on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13, and Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19, in the main theatre of the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center.
A celebration of cultures from around the world will take place during Hope College’s annual “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” showcase on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.
Great Performance Series: The Three Musketeers
- Knickerbocker Theatre
Great Performance Series: Spanish Brass
- Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
Great Performance Series: Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Quartet
- Knickerbocker Theatre
Campus-LifeAlumni Weekend 2023
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