Students who attend Hope College come from a wide array of backgrounds and locations, as Hope continually aspires to present a community that embodies a global perspective. These students are academically driven and work closely with top educators in their field. The result? High retention rates and success after graduation.
Hope is not just a place – it’s a community. And it’s the people of Hope who’ll recognize all the qualities that make you an individual. Here at Hope we desire you to grow as a whole person – academically, spiritually and socially. Whether it’s hanging with friends at one of the regular Student Activities Committee events, participating in collaborative research with a professor, worshipping with 1,000 of your peers at the Gathering, or just hanging out in downtown Holland, Hope is ready to meet you where you are and help you become the person you want to be.
Oh, and if you’re looking for facts and figures, you’ve come to the right place!
Our Student Body
|Males (full time)||1,074|
|Females (full time)||1,834|
|Students from outside Michigan||30%|
|U.S. ethnic minority students||18%|
|First to second year retention rate (2019 cohort)||87%|
|Four-year graduation rate (fall 2014 cohort)||66%|
|Six-year graduation rate (fall 2014 cohort)||76%|
|GPA (middle 50%)||3.5–4.0|
|ACT (middle 50%)||23–30|
|SAT (middle 50%)||1090–1290|
Class of 2020
|Employed within six months of graduation||76%|
|In graduate school within six months of graduation||16%|
|Satisfied or very satisfied with employment||78%|
|Of those employed, graduates working in their field of study||84%|
|Accepted to first or second choice graduate school||97%|
|Participated in experiential learning while at Hope||94%|
|Planned their future with mentoring from faculty & staff||88%|