|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Hope College and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,211 out of 3,748 applicants were admitted making Hope College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Hope College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hope College?
Hope College typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1230 to 1330||Avg +||86%-91%|
|1130 to 1230||Avg -||78%-86%|
|1030 to 1130||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<68%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hope College?
Admission data indicates that Hope College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hope College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>91%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||86%-91%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||78%-86%|
|20 to 23||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 20||Low||<68%|
What GPA do you need to get into Hope College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Hope College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hope College was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Hope College accepts 86% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||12%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||6%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
64% of Hope College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||34%|
|Top 25% of class||64%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Bottom 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||24%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Hope College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170301 IPEDS survey data for Hope College.
75% of students submit their SAT scores to Hope College. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
86% of those who apply are granted admission to Hope College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1330. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.