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
|Males (full time)||1,282|
|Females (full time)||1,958|
|Students from outside Michigan||31%|
|U.S. ethnic minority students||12.6%|
|U.S. ethnic minority students (2014 freshman class)||20%|
|GPA (middle 50%)||3.5-4.0|
|ACT (middle 50%)||24-29|
|SAT (middle 50%)||1090-1300|
|Retention rate (freshman to sophomore year)||90%|
|Four-year graduation rate||69%|
Class of 2015
|Students employed in a job related to their major||70%|
|Students in graduate school||21%|
|Students in the workforce or graduate school within six months of graduation||93%|
Learn more by reading this year’s graduate survey.