#3 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

Hope College

Holland, Michigan

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Hope College overview
Location Holland, Michigan
Online hope.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Reformed Church in America
Hope College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Founded in 1866, Hope College is a private liberal arts college located in Holland, Michigan, just a few miles from Lake Michigan and approximately 30 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. The campus is characterized by historic architecture, such as the notable Dimnent Memorial Chapel, and offers a blend of traditional and modern facilities. Hope's academic profile features a broad array of undergraduate majors, with strengths in the sciences, arts, and humanities; programs in psychology, business, and biology are particularly popular among students. Without specifying numbers, Hope College maintains a selective admissions process. The institution provides on-campus housing options to foster an integrated living and learning environment. While Hope College does participate in collegiate athletics, competing as the Flying Dutchmen, the institution's athletic programs are not the primary focus of its identity or reputation.

In the most recent statistical year 5,152 prospective students applied, and 4,145 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 955 enrolled in the school.  3,126 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 125 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,990 plus fees of $380. Hope College is ranked 275 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Hope College is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Hope College overview
SAT 1090/1330
ACT 24/31
GPA 3.83

Applications Accepted

Hope College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Hope College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,060
Other Fees$380
Room and Board $11,900
Budget for Other Expenses$1,880
Total One Year Cost$53,210

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

79% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hope College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 16%
Business 12%
Psychology 9%
Communication 7%
Physical Sciences 6%

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