Hope College

141 E 12th St, Holland, United States
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Overview of Hope College

About this school

Hope College, founded in 1862, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 45-acre campus is located in a residential area of Holland, 30 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. Campus architecture includes 19th century structures as well as modern buildings.
  • Website


    www.hope.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,150
    • Men:1,224 Men (38.9%)
    • Women:1,926 Women (61.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hope College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
141 East 12th Street, PO Box 9000
City, State, Zip
Holland, MI 49422-9000
Phone
(616) 395-7850
Fax
(616) 395-7130
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,899 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
493 admitted students enrolled
Men
286 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.86
375 And Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
22%
• Score 24 - 29
53%
• Score 18 - 23
24%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,010 (72.42%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,310 (21.95%)
  • Other Expenses: - $950 (2.02%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,690 (3.6%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hope College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
660 (84.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
529 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
529 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
130 (24.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$27,577
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 467 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,340
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 401 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,238
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 475 (89.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
205 (26.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,539

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,059 (68.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,728 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,722 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
435 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$26,952
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,493 (86.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,276
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,397 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,676
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,329 (77.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
827 (27.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,812

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,033
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
11.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,370

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


238

Part-Time Faculty


110

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
533,621
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hope College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


67.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.3%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    33,481

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Grand Rapids

    Campus Size


    91 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
    Rain
    164 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Holland
    Nearest Train Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Holland

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    88% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    12%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    -
    School Colors
    -

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Hope College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, social activities committee, greek life, dance marathon, hockey club, relay for life

    Sororities


    11% of women participate

    Fraternities


    6% of men participate

    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    3,018

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    3,150
    Women
    1,926
    Men
    1,224

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 2.2% Asian
    • 2.8% Black/African-American
    • 7.9% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 83.9% White
    • 0.7% Unknown

    International Students


    2.5% from 35 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources