Hope College

Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Hope College is nestled in beautiful Holland, MI just a few miles from Lake Michigan beaches. It belongs to Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives, providing its students with personalized attention from Day 1. Hands-on learning opportunities are abundant and include funded research, internships, study abroad, guest lecturers, and co-curriculars that connect to future careers.

This small liberal arts and sciences college is “anchored” in Christian values, but faith is not prescribed. With a student body of about 3500 students, it’s a great choice for students who want to be known.

Popular majors include:
• Business and Economics that focus on case studies and group projects
• Natural Sciences
• Engineering (generalized) is ABET certified
• Global Health
• Nursing
• Computer science
• Design your own major

• Experiential learning – Paid summer research opportunities, based on a collaborative model
• Dedicated Health Professionals Advisor
• Study abroad

All applications are reviewed for merit aid
• Average COA $35k
• Hope Forward Initiative
• Anchored Tuition – Holds full-time tuition in place, at one rate with each incoming class
• Hope Forward – Provides a tuition model where students fund their education through gifts made to the school AFTER graduation without any upfront debt (NOTE: This innovative approach is available to a small cohort with the goal of expanding over time)

• Compete in D3 sports with Women’s Basketball earning recent championships

Average student profile
• Mid-50% SAT:1210
• Mid-50% ACT: 28
• Avg GPA: 3.81

Admit Rate ~80%

Visit the Hope College website.

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