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Hope College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Hope College, the fee for the application is $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Hope College by December 1.

Applying Early to Hope College?

Hope College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Hope College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 24.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Hope College Hard To Get Into?

Hope College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Hope College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Hope College **accepted 78% of students, around 3,041 of the 3,907 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hope College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Michigan, getting into Hope College is moderately difficult. Hope College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Hope College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Hope College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Hope College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Hope College must submit the following items. Double check with Hope College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hope College?

Students admitted to Hope College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Hope College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Hope College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 43%
3.75 and 3.99 8%
3.50 and 3.74 8%
3.25 and 3.49 7%
3.00 and 3.24 4%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 1%
Hope College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Hope College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Hope College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hope College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by December 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Hope College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Hope College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hope College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hope College.

Does Hope College accept transfer credits?

Hope College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hope College accepts:

Does Hope College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Hope College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hope College?

Hope College. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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Hope College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

How hard is it to get into Hope College? Hope College is a somewhat selective institution. The Hope College acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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Hope College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.75

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hope College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,061

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,650

Out-of-State

$36,650

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Application Deadline

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