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Hope College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Hope College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Hope College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Hope College was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

Hope is ranked #182 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Hope held the #229 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 42 colleges in Michigan, Hope is ranked at #4.

See all of the rankings for Hope College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hope?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Hope College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to Hope submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hope College  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Hope College  ( 540 to 660 )
Hope received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Hope College  ( 24 to 29 )

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Hope College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Hope, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hope College is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hope College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Hope College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Hope for first-time, full-time students is 64%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hope College.

Average Overall Diversity at Hope

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,150 undergraduates at Hope with 3,019 being full-time and 131 being part-time.

Hope Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Hope scored 53.83 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.83 out of 100
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How Much Does Hope College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hope is $25,814. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hope

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,816 $16,575 $20,645 $25,945 $32,608

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hope, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hope, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,864 a year. That adds up to $31,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hope is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hope Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Hope make about $46,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Hope graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Hope College make the most money.

Location of Hope College

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College is a private not-for-profit institution. Holland is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Hope College

Contact details for Hope are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 E. 8Th Street, Suite 260, Holland, MI 49422-9000
Phone: 616-395-7000

Hope College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 98 $41,000
General Psychology 84 $25,400
Nursing 49 $57,700
General Biology 47 $25,300
General Engineering 42 $61,400
Communication & Media Studies 39 $30,700
General English Literature 38 $21,600
Health & Physical Education 37 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 31 $37,100
Accounting 29 $56,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Hope College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Hope College.

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