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Hope College

Holland, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Hope College

Hope College Overview

Hope College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Holland, Michigan. Hope College was founded in 1866 and the school now enrolls around 3,132 students per year, which includes 3,132 undergraduate students. Hope College provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by December 1.

Student Involvement at Hope College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hope College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hope College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Hope College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Hope College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hope College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hope College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46.1%
Tuition $36,300
Percent of Need Met 85%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,444

Is Hope College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Hope College offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hope College

It is moderately difficult to get into Hope College. Around 92% of applicants get into Hope College each year. Last year, 4,172 students applied to Hope College and 3,854 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hope College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 88% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hope Collegeare still enrolled the next year. Hope College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 84%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Hope College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Hope College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hope College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hope College's endowment was valued at $228.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $12,815 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hope College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hope College meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,444 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $32,869 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hope College.

Based on this information, is Hope College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Hope College a good school for you?

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Where is Hope College?

Hope College is located in the suburban setting of Holland, Michigan, in the suburbs of Grand Rapids.

If you would like to see Hope College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 196 to Holland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kent County International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hope College and Holland are like without leaving home.

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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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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

25 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hope College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Hope College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hope College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1330


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

550 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1120 to 1330


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hope College students is 1219. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hope College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 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 3,132 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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