Hope College
Holland, MI 49422-9000

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,234
Religious affiliation Reformed Church in America
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,661 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

84%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Hope College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,899 applications and 3,291 students were granted admission. Hope College is at the #82 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 14% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1000 to 1270
ACT23 to 29

Application Fee

$35
Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Hope College's tuition was $31,380 for all students regardless of residency (17.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$27,734
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$31,380
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$31,380
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Hope College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 17% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,142 (which is 5.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Hope College in 2016-2017, was 428, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,762 (which is 2.3% below the national average.)

$4,142
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,762
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
93%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Hope College has enrolled a total of 3,234 students (3,039 students full-time and 195 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,234 students, 58 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

3,234
Total Enrollment
58
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Hispanic: 9%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Hope College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 20% 116
Education 9% 52
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 8% 46
Social Sciences 5% 32
Psychology 4% 26
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 20
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 18 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 3% 18
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 14
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 12

Graduation & Dropout Rates

79%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Hope College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

--
Still enrolled
20%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$34,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Hope College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,400. Last year, out of the total 773 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 734 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 938 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 863 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,400 $43,500
Employment Rate 95% 92%
Total Graduates 773 938

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