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#1777 of 14,131 In the World
#502 of 2,597 In North America
#453 of 2,496 In the United States
#14 of 62 In Michigan
#1 of 2 In Holland
#629 of 3,778 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top50% For 40 other topics
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Religion
Reformed Church in America
Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$28,688 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
3,132
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
hope.edu

Hope College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Hope College has an acceptance rate of 92% and is among the 33% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 93%
Applicants 4,172 1,615 2,557
Admissions 3,854 1,471 2,383
Freshmen enrolled full time 793 300 493

1,250 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

7 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
358 or 45%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1100
or below

75% of them
had 1330
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Hope College are 1100-1330 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
153 or 19%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Hope College are 24-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2492 (80%)
Hispanic 243 (8%)
Two or more races 112 (4%)
Black or African American 102 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 72 (2%)
Asian 68 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 39 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Hope College is $28,688 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$28,688/year
Average aid awarded
$21,987
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $17,680
$30-48K $16,459
$48-75K $21,579
$75-110K $24,677
$110K+ $32,418

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 costs

Dormitory capacity 2,472
Combined charge for room and board $11,400
Room charge $5,020
Meal charge $6,380

Hope College majors

Hope College has granted 690 bachelor's degrees across 50 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Hope College.

Major Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General 109
Psychology, General 88
Engineering, General 51
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 42
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 36
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 32
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 30
Chemistry, General 24
English Language and Literature, General 22
Social Work 21
Political Science and Government, General 16
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 15
Sociology, General 13
Accounting 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 12
History, General 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 11
Religion & Religious Studies 11
Dance, General 10
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 10
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 8
Spanish Language and Literature 8
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 7
Accounting and Business & Management 6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
International & Globalization Studies 6
Mathematics, General 6
Business & Managerial Economics 5
Economics, General 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Geology & Earth Science, General 4
Neuroscience 4
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 4
Athletic Training & Trainer 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Philosophy 3
Physics, General 3
Music Teacher Education 2
Music, General 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Art Teacher Education 1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1
German Language and Literature 1
Keyboard Instruments 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Women's Studies 1
Grand Total 690

Hope College has a graduation rate of 81%, which is among the 11% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 81% 74% 85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Hope College has published 3,147 scientific papers with 59,931 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Philosophy, Chemistry, Sociology, Engineering, Medicine, and Political Science.

Publications
3,147
Citations
59,931

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,860 / 27,264
Biology
1,304 / 37,449
Environmental Science
1,218 / 17,666
Physics
1,058 / 22,361
Philosophy
1,056 / 17,632
Chemistry
1,039 / 30,484
Sociology
1,003 / 13,622
Engineering
1,002 / 27,646
Medicine
1,000 / 19,536
Political Science
987 / 17,217
Law
938 / 17,063
Computer Science
933 / 25,647
Psychology
905 / 23,661
Quantum and Particle physics
754 / 15,187
History
745 / 4,139
Geography and Cartography
702 / 6,301
Biochemistry
642 / 22,524
Archaeology
560 / 3,522
Organic Chemistry
558 / 12,442
Social Psychology
534 / 19,646
Genetics
531 / 17,828
Geology
521 / 10,063
Mathematics
485 / 7,175
Anthropology
419 / 3,225
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
394 / 9,222
Materials Science
390 / 7,792
Art & Design
386 / 2,837
Ecology
380 / 7,917
Paleontology
373 / 8,501
Business
361 / 13,209
Linguistics
344 / 6,839
Economics
326 / 3,595
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
322 / 12,210
Statistics
300 / 6,126
Pathology
298 / 6,482
Psychiatry
270 / 7,120
Neuroscience
245 / 6,594
Botany
221 / 4,426
Nuclear Physics
214 / 5,016
Development Studies
212 / 2,195

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 43 217
1991 22 229
1992 31 238
1993 29 285
1994 44 323
1995 47 267
1996 54 348
1997 70 338
1998 37 347
1999 54 380
2000 74 496
2001 61 615
2002 55 612
2003 69 722
2004 49 792
2005 51 845
2006 57 953
2007 68 1142
2008 79 1314
2009 85 1432
2010 75 1656
2011 96 1907
2012 96 2542
2013 113 2795
2014 163 3013
2015 113 3091
2016 121 3173
2017 115 3273
2018 113 3388
2019 112 3824
2020 128 4771
2021 127 5284
2022 113 4765
Academic rankings

Hope College alumni

  1. Sufjan Stevens

    Sufjan Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    1993-1998 graduated with bachelor's degree in English literature
    Occupations
    saxophonistguitaristmusicianoboistbanjoist
    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 68)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision 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 59)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    university teacherpoliticianbusiness consultanteconomist
    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
    non-fiction writerpastor
    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.

All 34 notable alumni

General info

Founded 1866
Motto Spera in Deo
Hope in God
Colors orange, blue
Total FTE staff 748
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address President's Office, 141 East 12th Street
Holland, Michigan, 49423-9000
United States
City population 34,000
Phone 6163957000

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