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Holland, Michigan

Hope College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Hope College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.6%
Admission Difficulty for Hope College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Hope College and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,223 out of 4,377 applicants were admitted making Hope College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 29 percent. Hope College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Hope College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for Hope College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Hope College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Hope College typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. 56 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >83%
1270 to 1380 Avg + 74%-83%
1160 to 1270 Avg - 63%-74%
1050 to 1160 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1050 Low <50%
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Hope College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
67%
ACT Scores for Hope College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
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 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 67 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 + 74%-84%
24 to 26 Avg - 65%-74%
22 to 24 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 22 Low <55%
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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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hope College accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hope College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 59% Good
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

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 34%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Hope College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,687 1,690 4,377
Accepted 2,068 1,155 3,223
Acceptance Rate 77% 68% 74%
Enrolled 493 286 779
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 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.