Hope College is a liberal arts college situated in downtown Holland. It was established in October 1851 but was officially chartered in 1866. The college started with 10 students, 150 years ago, and now they have more than 3,100 students.
The acceptance rate of the college is 74% and the graduation rate is 76%. Hope College offers programs in Arts & Humanities, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 11:1.
1st rank in Michigan for Top Private College, Best Liberal Arts College, and Best Christian College by Niche in 2020.
23rd rank in the nation for undergraduate research and 48th rank for best undergraduate teaching among the National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report Ranking.
Forbes ranking: 85th rank among the top Liberal Arts College and University in the Nation by Forbes in 2020.
95th rank for US Liberal Arts college ranking and 261 ranks for US top college ranking by The World University Ranking in 2020.
|Endowment||203.3 million USD|
|Student Retention Rate||91%|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part time; online|
|Admission Helpdeskemail@example.com | 616 395-7850|
Hope College offers courses in Arts & Humanities, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. They offer specialization in more than 90 major, minor and pre-professional programs. The students are driven through more than 300 study abroad programs and internships.
Hope college is among the few liberal arts colleges that are accredited in all four areas of art i.e, art, dance, music, and theatre. The Humanity department has 5 courses under it. There are 8 departments in the Natural & Applied Science and 7 departments of social science offering 5 interdisciplinary programs and 4 social programs.
Hope is a residential college and students have to stay within the campus for the first 3 years. Around 98% of the students stay on-campus. The university has residence buildings ranging from traditional community, suit, cluster-style residence halls, apartments, and cottage.
There are 11 residential halls for 1st and 2nd-year students. There are more than 90 apartments and a cottage close to the campus for higher class students. There are 2 residential dining halls and 4 on-campus retail outlets. The residence halls of the university are :
The Hope campus is very much alive with hundreds of organizations and groups which keep on conducting events continuously to keep students entertained. There is a Coffeehouse that showcases student musicians and performers weekly.
Performances like films, improv, comedy shows, slam poetry and conducted within the campus to encourage the students. Outdoor events like Drive-in-movie and Spring Fling are conducted that encourage spiritual development.
International students who want to take admissions at Hope College can follow the below-mentioned admission details.
Application portal: Apply through the Common application form.
Application fee: USD 35
Application deadline: August 1st - November 1st
Student Class Profile:
|1.||Tuition fees||36,300 USD|
|2.||Room charges||5,020 USD|
|3.||Board (12 meals per week)||5,920 USD|
|4.||Activity & Support Service Fee||350 USD|
|5.||Indirect cost (books, travel, and personal expenses)||2,560 USD - 3,030 USD|
There are several scholarships offered to international students to study in the USA, by the college based on the cumulative GPA, SAT/ ACT score. The common application used for the application, also serves as the application scholarship. The students can qualify to any of the following scholarships:
|1.||Presidential Scholarship||13,000 USD per year||3.6 GPA and 28 ACT/ 1300 SAT score|
|2.||Distinguished Scholar Award||11,000 USD per year||3.6 GPA and 26 ACT/ 1230 SAT score|
|3.||Alumni Honors Scholarship||10,000 USD per year||3.4 GPA and 24 ACT/ 1160 SAT score|
|4.||Anchor Award||5,000 USD per year||3.2 GPA and 22 ACT/ 1100 SAT score|
After graduation, the students become members of the Alumni association, which helps them stay in touch with the college and enjoy the benefits provided by the college. Some of the alumni services are:
The graduation rate ie 80%. About 96% of students are employed within 2 years after graduation. The average salary package of the graduates is around USD 36,500 within 2 years after graduation and around USD 46,200 within 6 years after graduation.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$35,330 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Hope College Enrollment||3281|
|Average Graduation Rate||72.0%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$35,330 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$930 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,000 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,700 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$2,790 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,150 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,130 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,150 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Dance|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#247 [Out of 650]
based on 1 student ratings
The atmosphere and the community offered. I wanted a place that would feel like a second home and help me grow and develop as an individual. This schools location was also ideal because it is located in downtown Holland.
The corse curriculum is rigorous but rewarding. I have to try in my classes but the professors are extremely helpful and want to see their students succeed. The is a liberal arts school so the classes not towards my major are very interesting.
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