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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 a tuition-free education 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 College’s New Global Water Research Institute Addresses Acute Need
One way to understand the motivation behind the new Global Water Research Institute at Hope College is to consider this statistic from the U.N.: An estimated 2.2 billion people worldwide are living without access to safe water.Read Story
Why the Four-Year Degree is Still the Best ‘Pathway Program’
While other types of post-secondary education help students land their first job, the 4-year degree program remains the best path to a career that includes advancement and professional growth.Read Story
Hope Receives Record Number of New-Student Deposits
Hope had garnered 1,000 deposits for the Class of 2026 by the end of May 1, the date recognized as National College Decision Day by colleges and universities around the country. Hope’s previous record was 947 deposits in May of 2012.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
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
This fall, Hope will welcome 129 incoming students with generational ties. From mothers and fathers to great-great-grandparents, these students will follow in the footsteps of the many family members who have graduated from Hope College before them. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope College has 243 student-athletes who made the 2021-22 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll.
Seventeen Hope College teams have claimed the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA Award for the 2021-22 school year.
Hope College’s Great Performance Series returns for the 2022-23 season welcoming internationally acclaimed artists in music, theater and dance.
Heidi Kraus of the art and art history faculty at Hope College has been appointed associate provost for academic affairs.
AcademicsThe Chemistry of Mixing Social Hour
- Il Culaccino
Great Performance Series: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
- DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
- Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
- Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
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