Flourishing programs in 90+ disciplines. A vibrant Christian mission. $50 million in new campus construction. 94% employed or in graduate school within six 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
  • 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

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

Admissions At-a-Glance

Costs & Financial Aid

Our 2019–20 costs for tuition, room and board total $45,960. We offer academic scholarships ranging from $4,500–$22,000 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

  • 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