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Student Body

Students who attend Hope College come from a wide array of backgrounds and locations, as Hope continually aspires to provide a real-world 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

Total Enrollment  3,057
Males (full time)  1,094
Females (full time)  1,824
Students from outside Michigan  29%
U.S. ethnic minority students 18% 
U.S. ethnic minority students (2018 freshman class)   18.5%
International students  5%

First-Year Students

Fall 2018

GPA (middle 50%)  3.5–4.0
ACT (middle 50%)  23–29
SAT (middle 50%)  1110–1330
Acceptance rate  76%

After Hope

Class of 2018

In the workforce or graduate school within six months of graduation  96%
Satisfied or very satisfied with employment 82%
Of those employed, graduates working in their field of study 87%
Accepted to first or second choice graduate school 93%
Participated in experiential learning while at Hope 90%
Planned their future with mentoring from faculty & staff 88%

Learn more by reading this year’s graduate survey 

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