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 3,300 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1050 (25th percentile) - 1340 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 24 (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 (3.35 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Hope College accepts about 70% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 27% 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hope College was reported as 72.5% in Fall 2013 with over 4,160 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: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Hope College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Hope College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hope College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 84.4%
  • 2010-2011: 80.0%
  • 2011-2012: 82.2%
  • 2012-2013: 85.1%
  • 2013-2014: 72.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.3%

How Does Hope College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hope College is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grace Bible College74.9%
Aquinas College71.4%
Calvin College69.8%
Cornerstone University68.1%
Kalamazoo College66.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hope College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math23 - 28
Composite Score24 - 29
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