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Hope College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Hope College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Hope College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Hope College was awarded 158 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals with specific learning disabilities.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Hope as #281 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 67 colleges in Michigan, Hope is ranked at #6.

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 78%, 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 71% 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 650.

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

SAT Math Scores for Hope College  ( 540 to 650 )
Hope received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Hope College  ( 23 to 29 )

Learn more about Hope College admissions.

Hope College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Hope it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hope College is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hope College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% 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  87 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 70%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

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

Hope College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,061 undergraduates at Hope with 2,908 being full-time and 153 being part-time.

How Much Does Hope College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hope is $26,562. 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 +
$16,113 $17,573 $20,372 $25,779 $33,751

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 55% of students took out student loans averaging $8,266 a year. That adds up to $33,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hope is 2.1%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Hope College.

How Much Money Do Hope Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hope make around $46,200 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Hope students 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

Hope College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Holland, Michigan. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 94 $45,275
General Psychology 87 $24,679
General Engineering 57 $62,088
Communication & Media Studies 48 $29,685
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43 $38,072
Nursing 43 $57,318
General Biology 36 $27,618
Health & Physical Education 29 $33,281
Accounting 28 $57,995
Sociology 25 $28,598

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

Online Learning at Hope

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,251 students took at least one online class at Hope College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,251 216
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Hope College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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