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Hope College Admission Requirements

Holland, Michigan

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Chances of getting into Hope College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for Hope College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Hope College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Hope College is 78%.  It ranks #0 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Hope College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,041 out of 3,907 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1090/1310 ACT 23/29). Hope College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Hope College application fee is $35 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Hope College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Hope College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT 
75%
SAT Scores for Hope College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Hope College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hope College?

Hope College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 980. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Hope College ranks #0 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1310 and Above Good >87%
1200 to 1310 Avg + 78%-87%
1090 to 1200 Avg - 65%-78%
980 to 1090 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 980 Low <50%
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Hope College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
61%
ACT Scores for Hope College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Hope College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 #0 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hope College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >87%
26 to 29 Avg + 78%-87%
23 to 26 Avg - 65%-78%
20 to 23 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 20 Low <50%
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Hope College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.75
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Hope College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Hope College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hope College was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.75 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Hope College accepts 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Hope College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 57.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 8.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 8.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 7.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 4.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of Hope College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hope College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 90%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Hope College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,419 1,488 3,907
Accepted 1,953 1,088 3,041
Acceptance Rate 81% 73% 78%
Enrolled 479 309 788
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
63

Applicants have 63 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hope College is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hope College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hope College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hope College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Hope College prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Hope College. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hope College?

78% 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.

What SAT score is required for Hope College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1310. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hope College?

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.