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Hope College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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During Spring 2020 admissions, Hope College enrolled 2,902students.The acceptance rate of Spring 2020 semester was 74%, which may indicate a somewhat moderate selection criteria. The college offers a total of 91 majors, minors and pre-professional programs. 

Candidates are selected on the basis of various academic and non-academic factors, with most important being academic GPA, Class rank, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores and recommendations. 96% of the graduates found employment or went on to pursue further studies after completing their studies, making it a good option for studying in the US.

  • SAT and ACT scores of 25th percentile were 1130 and 22 during Spring 2020 admissions
  • 94% of the accepted freshmen were among the top 50% of their high school class
  • Applications can be made through Application portals-Common and Coalition application portal. 
  • SAT/ACT and GPA are required for admissions
  • English language proficiency scores are required for the admission of international applicants
  • 5% of total applicants are of international origin


Application PortalCommon Application Portal
Application FeeUSD 35
Acceptance Rate74%
Avg. SAT Score1200
Avg. ACT Score26
Academic CalendarSemester-Based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Annual Fees$45,960
Financial AidScholarships from $3,000 up to $15,000
International AdmissionsHope University International

Hope College USA Admission Deadlines

Applicants TypesDeadline
Fall ApplicantsAugust 1
Spring ApplicantsFebruary 1

Hope College USA International Students Admission

International applicants at Hope College are required to submit additional documents for admissions. The admission process for international and national students remain similar. 

Academic Requirements for International Students

  • School reports, transcripts of secondary school or any post-secondary school official transcripts (submitted by guidance counselors through the common application).
    • Translations of transcripts, if required
  • Annual Financial Support Form, if applied for scholarships.
  • Different Standardized test score
  • GPA- 3.7
  • English language proficiency test scores

English Language Proficiency Test Score for International Students

For a non-English speaking country’s student, it is required to present the evidence of proficiency in the language. The test scores required are:

TOFEL79 With no sub-score, less than18.
IELTS Score6.5 With no sub-score, less than 6.
Duolingo DET70
PTE Academic Score58 with no band below 53

Visa Process for International Students

Admitted international candidates will need to obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa to study at Hope College.

  • Applicants are provided with Form I 20 after submission of the following documents: 
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Completion of the I-20 and payment the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview.

Hope College USA Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate courses at Hope College are offered in 90 major, minors and pre-professional programs. In general, the process of admission is the same. 

Where to apply: Common Application Portal 

Application fee: $35

Academic Requirements:

  • SAT and ACT scorecard
Standardized Test25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Composite11301320
SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing570660
SAT Math560670
ACT Composite2228
ACT Math2331
  • High school transcript and school report.
  • Official transcripts, if attended any college.
  • GPA- 3.7
  • A letter of recommendation for homeschooled students.
  • English language proficiency test scores for international applicants
  • Departmental Requirements:
    • Education:
    • Attend two orientations.
    • Submit the Major and Minor declaration form.
    • Minimum SAT reading a score of 480.
    • Minimum SAT writing the score of 5.
    • Minimum SAT mathematics score of 530.
    • ACT reading score of 22 or more.
    • ACT combined English and Writing score of 22 and 6 or higher.
    • ACT math score of 22 or more.
    • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0

All the first year students are required to complete the application by 1 November and the college administration will mail you their decision during the week of Thanksgiving. The students with SAT scores of 1320 or more and/or ACT score 23-29 are directly considered for application. 

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