Hope College Overview
Hope College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Holland, Michigan. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Hope College Known For?
- The 2% student loan default rate at Hope is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Hope is the bachelor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Hope bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,200 a year. That's about 13% more than their peers at other schools.
- It takes the average Hope student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Hope College Rankings
Hope is ranked #221 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #6 out of 67 schools in Michigan.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Hope has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#223||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hope.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Hope has earned from around the web.
|#27||Best Special Education Schools||College Factual|
|#33||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools||College Factual|
|#34||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#54||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
|#63||Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#172||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Hope College?
Contact details for Hope are given below.
|Address:||100 E. 8Th Street, Suite 260, Holland, MI 49422-9000|
How Do I Get Into Hope?
You can apply to Hope online at: https://hope.edu/admissions/apply.html
Admission Requirements for Hope
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Hope?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 71% of students accepted to Hope submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 650.
Can I Afford Hope College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hope, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $8,266 a year. That adds up to $33,064 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Hope is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Hope College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,908 full-time undergraduates at Hope, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hope College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||83|
|Hispanic or Latino||211|
Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Hope College. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 36 countries are represented at Hope. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Hope College
Online Affordability Rankings of Hope
The following table shows how Hope is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||#43||#40|
Online Growth Rankings of Hope
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hope College was 5,375.0%. This is the #28 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hope regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Hope College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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