Hope College: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1620 of 14,131 In the World
#469 of 2,597 In North America
#424 of 2,496 In the United States
#12 of 62 In Michigan
#1 of 2 In Holland
#350 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top50% For 9 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Reformed Church in America
Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$30,320 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
3,061
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
hope.edu

Hope College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 73% 81%
Applicants 3,907 1,488 2,419
Admissions 3,041 1,088 1,953
Freshmen enrolled full time 782 308 474
Freshmen enrolled part time 6 1 5

1,035 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

216 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
553 or 71%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1090
or below

75% of them
had 1310
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Hope College are 1090-1310 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
335 or 43%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Hope College are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2506 (82%)
Hispanic 221 (7%)
Two or more races 101 (3%)
Black or African American 84 (3%)
Asian 67 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 66 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 14 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,320/year
Average aid awarded
$18,650
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $17,553
$30-48K $18,994
$48-75K $22,669
$75-110K $24,947
$110K+ $33,816

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $36,300
Tuition in-state $36,300
Tuition out-of-state $36,300
Fee in-district $350
Fee in-state $350
Fee out-of-state $350

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,445
Combined charge for room and board $11,000
Room charge $5,020
Meal charge $5,980

Hope College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General 87
Psychology, General 66
Engineering, General 57
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 43
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 36
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 29
Social Work 23
Accounting 18
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18
Political Science and Government, General 18
English Language and Literature, General 16
Sociology, General 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 13
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Economics, General 12
Chemistry, General 11
Business & Managerial Economics 10
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 10
Accounting and Business & Management 9
Dance, General 9
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 9
Fine & Studio Arts, General 9
Mathematics, General 8
Religion & Religious Studies 8
Spanish Language and Literature 8
History, General 7
Social Studies Teacher Education 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
International & Globalization Studies 6
Music, General 6
Spanish Language Teacher Education 6
Geology & Earth Science, General 5
Athletic Training & Trainer 4
Philosophy 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Japanese Studies 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Physics, General 3
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 2
French Language Teacher Education 2
Women's Studies 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1
French Language and Literature 1
History Teacher Education 1
Keyboard Instruments 1
Neuroscience 1
Grand Total 690
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 76% 69% 80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,343
Citations
74,678

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
853 / 5,117
Psychology
440 / 31,060
History
340 / 27
Computer Science
326 / 3,205
Physics
294 / 7,708
Medicine
278 / 9,978
Chemistry
275 / 8,229
Biology
254 / 16,313
Social Psychology
233 / 24,303
Library and Information science
201 / 16
Engineering
183 / 1,709
Environmental Science
144 / 3,401
Art & Design
134 / 1,267
Atomic and Molecular physics
123 / 4,385
Sociology
116 / 1,656
Mathematics
100 / 3,455
Business
98 / 3,110
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
93 / 547
Education Majors
84 / 840
Anthropology
81 / 0
Nuclear Physics
74 / 1,877
Child Psychology
72 / 5,685
Materials Science
72 / 905
Math Teachers
71 / 3,086
Organic Chemistry
67 / 2,688
Political Science
66 / 95
Demography
61 / 1,324
Media Studies
58 / 66
Economics
54 / 1,243
Classics and Ancient History
49 / 10
Biochemistry
49 / 1,059
Gerontology
46 / 924
Philosophy
44 / 793
Art History
42 / 3
Inorganic Chemistry
41 / 2,080
Clinical Psychology
41 / 3,937
Health Science
38 / 863
Botany
37 / 1,337
Genealogy
36 / 16
Geology
35 / 1,078

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 19 378
1992 25 319
1993 28 414
1994 42 466
1995 43 421
1996 49 571
1997 69 603
1998 32 607
1999 53 634
2000 66 817
2001 58 1054
2002 46 1055
2003 63 1365
2004 42 1445
2005 42 1581
2006 49 1848
2007 66 2088
2008 66 2455
2009 74 2595
2010 69 2977
2011 96 3384
2012 98 4238
2013 113 4674
2014 161 5045
2015 114 5054
2016 114 5027
2017 104 4946
2018 102 4970
2019 100 5498
2020 115 6726
2021 113 6808

Hope College alumni

  1. Sufjan Stevens

    Sufjan Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    banjoistoboistmusicianguitaristsaxophonist
    Biography

    Sufjan Stevens is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has released nine solo studio albums and multiple collaborative albums with other artists. Stevens has received Grammy and Academy Award nominations.

  2. Kim Zimmer

    Kim Zimmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actor
    Biography

    Kimberly Jo Zimmer is an American actress, best known for her role as Reva Shayne on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. For this portrayal, she has won four Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

  3. Dave Brat

    Dave Brat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    professorbusiness consultantpoliticianuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    David Alan Brat is an American academic and politician who is the dean of the Liberty University School of Business. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the U.S. representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2014 to 2019.

  4. Robert H. Schuller

    Robert H. Schuller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2015 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    pastornon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Robert Harold Schuller was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. In his five decades of television, Schuller was principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program, which he began hosting in 1970 until his retirement in 2010. His grandson, Bobby Schuller, carries on the Hour of Power now airing for over fifty years. Schuller began broadcasting the program from the Neutra Sanctuary, with the encouragement of longtime friend Billy Graham after Schuller visited him in 1969. He was also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Hour of Power program was later broadcast.

General info

Founded 1866
Motto Spera in Deo
Hope in God
Colors orange, blue
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 733
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 100 E. 8th Street, Suite 260
Holland, Michigan, 49422-9000
United States
City population 34,000
Phone 6163957000
Fax +1 (616) 395 7130

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