Chances of getting into Hope College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.6%
Admission Difficulty for Hope College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Hope College and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,298 out of 4,362 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Hope College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Hope College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Hope College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Hope College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1220

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

Hope College typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >84%
1220 to 1330 Avg + 76%-84%
1110 to 1220 Avg - 65%-76%
1000 to 1110 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1000 Low <52%
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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 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Hope College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
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 #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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hope College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 76%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 65%-76%
20 to 23 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 20 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.73
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need 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 76% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Hope College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,724 1,638 4,362
Accepted 2,129 1,169 3,298
Acceptance Rate 78% 71% 76%
Enrolled 519 279 798
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 24% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hope College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hope College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Hope College. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 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.