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Hope College

Holland, MI 4-Year Private

About Hope College

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.

2021 Admissions Facts About Hope College

Acceptance rate: 78%

Average GPA: 3.75

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: December 1

What's the acceptance rate at Hope College in 2021?

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.

Is Hope College a good school?

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.

Retention and graduation rates

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 outcomes and student debt

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.

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College Info

141 East 12th Street, PO Box 9000 Holland, MI 49422-9000

Campus Setting: Suburban

Hope College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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

Hope College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Hope College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1320


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1130 to 1320


1130 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Hope College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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