Hope College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Holland, MI, less than an hour from Grand Rapids.
Founded in 1866, Hope College currently enrolls around 3,061 students a year, including 3,061 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
Hope College's endowment was valued at $228,189,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Hope College spends about $12,815.
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average GPA: 3.75
Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: December 1
Hope College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Hope College is 78 percent.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.75 /4.0.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
About 87 percent of students who start at Hope College return the next year. Out of the 830 students who started at Hope College as first-time freshman, 554 graduate within four years.
Hope College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 76 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $34,630 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Hope College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Hope College a good school for YOU?
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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by December 1.
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Hope College and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hope College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hope College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hope College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Hope College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1320 and Above
1130 to 1320
1130 and Less
The median SAT score for Hope College students is 1225. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hope College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hope College.
Wondering what life at Hope College is like? There are approximately 3,056 students enrolled at Hope College. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from MI and 29% percent of students are from other states.
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