Hope College is on a 91-acre campus in a suburban setting in Holland, Michigan, not far from Grand Rapids. Hope College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Hope College also has fraternities and sororities.
Hope College has a thriving Social Activities Committee. In fact, more students participate in Social Activities Committee than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Hope College include Greek Life, Dance Marathon, Hockey Club and Relay for Life.
Hope College students' favorite campus events are Homecoming Weekend Events, Nykerk Cup Competition and Spring Fling.
Hope College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Hope College students live on campus. In 2021, 78% of undergrads at Hope College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 22% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Hope College. There are 2,661 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,061 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,661 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Hope College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Hope College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Hope College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Sailing||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Hope College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Hope College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Hope College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Hope College, take Interstate 196 to Holland, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kent County International airport.
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