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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
Hope Forward is an entirely new funding model that will provide fully-funded tuition for every student at Hope College.
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.
73% of Hope College grads were employed and 23% were in graduate school within six months of graduation. This is the Hope difference.
Virtual Campus Tour
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.
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 Featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Podcast
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell has publicly released his Revisionist History podcast episode, “A Good Circle,” about Hope College and Hope Forward.Read Story
Reflections on the Catalyst Summit
It has been over a month since Hope College’s Catalyst Summit with Malcolm Gladwell to explore a future where higher education is built on an entirely new funding model. With the benefit of some time to reflect on the thought-provoking content presented by our dynamic speakers, here are four things President Matt Scogin is thinking about.Read Story
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
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
The Hope College Pull tug-of-war will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. along the south side of 11th Street between Lincoln and Fairbanks avenues.
Hope College will serve as the host site during the spring semester for Dr. Vicki Baker of the Albion College faculty, who is one of only 36 college or university faculty or staff members from around the country chosen to participate in leadership development as a 2023-24 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.
This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture at Hope College will feature the documentary “First Voice Generation” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre.
The Critical Issues Symposium at Hope College will explore “Discerning Truth in a World of Uncertainty” on Wednesday, Sept. 27, considering strategies and challenges for sorting fact from fiction in a time of polarization and misinformation.
Dr. Erika Calvo-Ochoa of the Hope College biology and neuroscience faculty has received two multi-year external grants in support of her ongoing investigation of how the nervous system heals itself.
AcademicsMany Voices Project: The River Bride
- Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
Campus-LifeThe Hope College Connection LIVE: Sustainability
- DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
AcademicsRichard Strauss Gala Concert
- Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
- Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
Hope in the [Real] World: 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards Panel
- Graves Hall
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