Flourishing programs in 80+ disciplines. A vibrant Christian mission. $50 million in new campus construction. A 2014 Division III national championship. 93% placement within 6 months of graduation. There’s never been a better time to consider Hope College.

 

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 3,150 students and 358 professors
  • Recognized leadership in undergraduate research, scholarship and preparation for graduate school and the workplace
  • Masterful teachers and talented researchers engage students in small classes and one-on-one collaboration (11:1 student:faculty ratio)
  • 1,800+ internships and 300+ study abroad opportunities in over 60 countries provide a global perspective
  • 93% of graduates join the workforce or enroll in graduate school within 6 months of graduation
  • A vibrant Christian character with many opportunities to grow spiritually, yet very few requirements
  • 80+ engaging student groups are marked by tradition, service and enthusiasm
  • 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

Hungry for more? Let’s answer the big question… why Hope?

Students at Holland State Park

Admissions At-a-Glance

Costs & Financial Aid

Our 2017–18 costs for tuition, room and board total $42,780. We offer academic scholarships ranging from $3,000–$20,000 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.

Apply for Admission

You’ll apply to Hope College using 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.

Schedule a Campus Visit

We host many prospective students and their families on scheduled Visit Days and can arrange personalized individual visits and overnight stays on campus as well. We also host a number of special visit experiences throughout the year. Learn more.

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 4,359Total Applications Received

    Hope received 4,359 applications for Fall 2017.

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  • 27Average Admitted Student ACT Score

    For fall 2017, the average admitted student’s ACT score was 27, and the middle 50% ranged from 24-29.

  • 90%First Year Retention Rate

    Hope students are happy with their college decision! 90% remain here after their freshman year.

  • 87%Four Year Graduation Rate

    We’d like you to spend just the right amount of time here – no less, no more. 69% of students graduate from Hope in 4 years; well above the national average and second overall in Michigan.

Upcoming

  1. Visit Day

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    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium
  2. Nursing Showcase

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    Come see why we’re placing 100% of our graduates into nursing positions within their first year after graduating from Hope.

    Nursing Showcase
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Nursing Showcase 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium
  3. Visit Day

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    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium
  4. Taste of Hope

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    We invite you to join the Hope College community for a special visit experience. Be our guest for Taste of Hope on January 25–26.

    Taste of Hope
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Location
    Maas Center
    Taste of Hope 5:00 pm - Maas Center, Auditorium
  5. Visit Day

    Placeholder Image Event image for Visit Day

    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium