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Faithful. Welcoming. Transformational.
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community in downtown Holland, Michigan. This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation equips our students to live faithfully into their vocations and make a difference in the world.About Hope
Hope Forward is an entirely new funding model that will provide a tuition-free education for every student at Hope College.
76% of Hope College grads were employed and 16% were in graduate school within six months of graduation. This is the Hope difference.
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Our picturesque, historic campus is just blocks from award-winning downtown Holland and just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches. We invite you to take a look around campus.
Stories about people who believe in hope during challenging times.
Hope Athletics Highlights
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The Hope College Connection
An innovative online community for calling and career that brings together students, alumni and families for mentoring and experiential learning.
Rankings and Recognitions
Proud to be ranked the #1 private college, best Christian college and best liberal arts college in Michigan by Niche.
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Liberal arts curriculum. Graduate-level research. Hands-on opportunities. The highest standards. These are the elements that help Hope students from every discipline succeed — in school and in life.
Hope's Christian Aspirations
Hope College is a Christian community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith and a personal encounter with the living Christ through the Holy Spirit.
The Hope College campus is a place to come alive. We have hundreds of student organizations, groups and events you can plug into, serve with, play in, root for and grow with.
#BeStrongBeTrue. As a member of the MIAA and NCAA Division III associations, Hope College sponsors 22 varsity sports for men and women.
At Hope College, award-winning student performances share the stage with nationally known writers, musicians, performers and artists.
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It's a Lofty Ambition, but then Again the College is Named "Hope," not "Settle."
The college’s new Hope Forward initiative seeks to fully fund tuition for every student up front. While that’s the most tangible goal, it’s only one of several.Read StoryPlay Video
Hope College Launches “Hope Forward” Strategy to Fully Fund Tuition
A new financial model to fund a Hope College education. That is the goal of a vision that Hope College recently launched, built on the long-range commitment to ensure access for every student who is admitted to Hope.Read Story
Full-Circle Role Reversal
The look of relief and joy was quite evident on the masked face of Dr. Alyssa Cheadle, assistant professor of psychology, as she rolled up her sleeve to get her second COVID-19 vaccination recently at a CVS pharmacy in Holland, Michigan.Read StoryPlay Video
Playing Toward the COVID Endgame
Just two months into 2021, a year that rang in with oxymoronic anxious optimism, heavy reality struck the Hope College athletics program with the force of a 500-pound barbell dropped from 1,000 feet. One of the longest-standing, tradition-laden staples in Hope athletics’ diet was removed from a limited menu of competitive offerings on its plate.Read Story
History’s Paradoxical Lessons of Love in War
As a Marine veteran and military historian, Dr. Fred L. Johnson III is regrettably too familiar with the atrocities of war. As a college professor, he has not tucked away that horrific knowledge, but instead is adding a new perspective to it.Read Story
Taking Computational Chemistry to the Next Level
For many, chemistry brings to mind the apparatus: ethereal blue flames, miles of plastic tubing with interestingly-colored chemicals snaking through, and — perhaps above all else — test tubes and beakers of all shapes and sizes. But for Dr. Brent Krueger, chemistry research often occurs on a computer screen, in the form of molecular models.Read Story
News & Events
- Campus Life
A celebration of cultures from around the world took place during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” showcase on Nov. 13. The international showcase featured an array of skits, dance, song and other clips of culture and language. More than 60 students from several different countries participated.
The popular ExploreHope Summer Camps at Hope College for children have achieved accreditation from the American Camp Association, providing external recognition of the engaging hands-on science experiences that area K-12 students have enjoyed for a quarter century.
Hope College faculty members Dr. Anne R. Larsen and Dr. Steve Maiullo have received international recognition for their 2021 book “Anna Maria van Schurman: Letters and Poems to and from Her Mentor and Other Members of Her Circle,” released in September by Iter Academic Press (Toronto) in the influential series “The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe.” The book has been awarded the annual Scholarly Edition in Translation Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (SSEMWG).
Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the Hope College psychology faculty has been named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the only honoree from a liberal arts college among the 43 APS members named Fellows this fall.
The Hope College Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, is the only college ensemble featured on a new holiday compilation album titled “Dashing Vol. 2,” recently released by Parma Recordings.
How Green was My Valley | One Night Only Series
- Knickerbocker Theatre
Color, Texture, Form: Modern European and American Art from the Brummel Collection
- Kruizenga Art Museum
- Dimnent Memorial Chapel
- Dimnent Memorial Chapel
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