Hope College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects.
The school is located in Holland, Michigan, which is a predominantly urban area. The school maintains a Reformed Church in America affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at Hope. Approximately three thousand students are enrolled per year at Hope College.
Students may pick from a few areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Recreation And Fitness Studies
- Communications And Journalism
- English Language And Literature
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions at this school.
A score within the range of 1060 - 1320 on the SAT, or 24 - 29 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. Hope College admits about 80% of students applying yearly. Of those applicants accepted, nearly 29% registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found by calling the Hope admissions counselors or by completing the form on this page.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $30,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. The cost of on-campus housing is about $4,200 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.
The mascot for Hope College is the "Flying Dutchmen", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
Students can visit the Hope College website to see a complete list of programs offered, financial aid details, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Hope College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Hope College is about 3,400. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 23% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $30,000-$36,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $700 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$15,263|
|Receiving Student Loans||60%||$7,767|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Hope College may provide services like:
- Online classes
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
With a high graduation rate of around 78%, Hope College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||68%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Dance Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Theatre Program
Hope College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Basketball (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Football (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Hope College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hope College.
- Indiana University - South Bend in South Bend, IN (78 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Parkside in Kenosha, WI (89 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI (92 miles away)
- Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL (99 miles away)
- Indiana University - Northwest in Gary, IN (106 miles away)
Also, you can compare schools by looking through our list of colleges & universities:
- Visit the main Michigan colleges & universities profile page
- Get a list of all private colleges in Michigan
- See all the liberal arts colleges in Michigan
- Browse our detailed list of Bible & Christian Colleges in Michigan
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hope College for official up-to-date information.