At Hope College, we know that how we lead is how we live: with passion, curiosity and an anchored conviction to serve the world through our gifts.


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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 3,061 students and 358 professors
  • Recognized leadership in undergraduate research, scholarship and preparation for graduate school and the workplace
  • A vibrant Christian character with many opportunities to grow spiritually, yet very few requirements
  • 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 a 10-minute drive from Hope
Admissions At A Glance
Apply for Admission

You’ll apply to Hope College using the Hope College Application or 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.

Costs & Financial Aid

Our 2021–22 costs for tuition, room and board total $47,590. We offer academic scholarships ranging from $5,000–$24,000 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.

Recent Posts from Hope's Student Blogs

  1. FAFSA: Five things to know

    Posted by By Kristin Diekevers ’07, Associate Director of Admissions

    What is the FAFSA and why is it so important? The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Stude...

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  2. Let’s Zoom: College Searching in the time of Coronavirus

    Posted by Kristin Diekevers

    As I sit in my home office (aka a desk set up in my living room), conversing electronically with ...

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  3. Favorite Thing To Do In Holland, MI | Message from Mattie ’20

    Posted by Jason Gomory

    Hope College is located in one of the best towns along the lakeshore… Holland, MI! There ar...

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  4. Community Volunteerism

    Posted by Matthew Gross

    Growing up, I was involved in many activities in my community, one of which included my church’...

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  5. Studying Abroad! | Message from Mattie ’20

    Posted by Jason Gomory

    Students at Hope College are highly encouraged to study off-campus at some point throughout their...

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  6. Moving Away from Home | Message from Mattie ’20

    Posted by Jason Gomory

    With just over three thousand students on Hope College’s campus, there are many who come fr...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 11:1Student:Faculty Ratio

    Small class sizes mean close collaboration and positive relationships between students and faculty.

    Academic Programs
  • 300+Off-Campus Study Opportunities

    With semester, year-long and short-term opportunities, you have access to hundreds of off-campus academic study programs in the U.S. and abroad.

    Find Your Program
  • 80+Student Groups

    So you’re interested in comedy? Campus governance? Concerts? Club sports? Creative writing? We have a group for that — and so much more.

    Student Organizations
  • #11Right Choice

    The Wall Street Journal ranked Hope #11 for the number of students who said “yes” when asked, “If you could start over, would you still choose this college?”

    See our rankings