Hope College

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Hope College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Holland, MI, a predominately urban area. Hope College has an enrollment of about 3,200 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1130 (25th percentile) - 1330 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into Hope College. We were able to estimate the Hope College average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Hope College accepts about 90% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 21% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .hope.edu.

Overall Hope College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hope College was reported as 85.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,750 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Hope College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Hope College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hope College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.4%
  • 2017-2018: 73.6%
  • 2018-2019: 75.6%
  • 2019-2020: 85.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.8%

How Does Hope College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hope College is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grace Bible College100.0%
Aquinas College69.3%
Calvin College76.9%
Cornerstone University77.6%
Kalamazoo College76.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hope College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math560 - 670
Total Score1130 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math22 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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