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Hope College

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

From the beginning, Hope College has looked to the future. Here, historic architecture fits comfortably with world-class facilities: Van Vleck Hall, built in 1857, is just a block from our Pelletron particle accelerator.

Education

Offering 91 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, Hope provides the flexibility for students to pursue their academic interests. Our student:faculty ratio of 11:1 ensures that our small class sizes encourage support and mentoring.

Research

Each spring, hundreds of students present the results of their research projects at Hope’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance. In 2015, 360 students presented 229 projects at the Celebration.

Career

Careers change. Our commitment to support you never will. The Hope College Alumni Association offers you a variety of opportunities to stay connected and communicate with the alumni network. Hope uses career development software called Handshake to manage job postings for students and alumni. You can upload a resume, view positions and volunteer opportunities, or post a position.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Housing services

Living on campus is an integral part of the Hope College experience. Our goal is to create residential communities where students can:

  • Flourish to meet their human potential
  • Recognize, embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of all people
  • Foster holistic personal development
  • Actively engage and support Hope’s mission of academic excellence, which is grounded in the historic Christian faith

Through your residential experience, you’ll grow within your community, learn what it means to be a good neighbor in a global society and develop skills to prepare you for independent living post-graduation.

Library services

Van Wylen Library serves as a vibrant center of intellectual and cultural life at Hope College by assuming a significant educational role in a college community committed to excellence in learning and teaching. The library provides an inviting atmosphere, access to numerous print and digital materials, and innovative technologies and services to deliver information.

ICT services

You can connect to wireless internet in every residential unit and every bedroom (residence hall, cottage and apartment). You can even pick up Wi-Fi in the Pine Grove! Information on the wireless internet can be found through CIT.

Medical services

We provide individualized medical care and campus-wide education for our students. Our providers include medical doctors, physician assistants and registered nurses. We treat most college health concerns.

Student Life

Campus life

The Hope College campus is a place to come alive. We have hundreds of student organizations, groups and events you can plug into, serve with, play in, root for and grow with.

Our student body is at the core of Hope’s vibrant, diverse, active community — and we have something for everyone.

Sports facilities

  • DeVos Fieldhouse (Basketball, Volleyball, Weight Room)
  • Ray and Sue Smith Stadium (Football) 
  • Kresge Natatorium (Swimming & Diving) 
  • Etheridge Tennis Complex (Tennis)
  • Gordon Brewer Outdoor Track (Track & Field)
  • Boeve Baseball Stadium (Baseball)
  • Wolters Softball Stadium (Softball)
  • Van Andel Soccer Stadium (Lacrosse, Soccer)  

Student clubs

So you’re interested in comedy? Campus governance? Concerts? Club sports? Creative writing? We have a group for that — and so much more.

  • Anchor
  • Anchored In The Pages
  • Ballet Club
  • Ballet Folklorico De Hope College
  • Black Student Union
  • Cherishing Life
  • Club Animalia (Pre-vet Club)
  • Club Tennis
  • Concert Series
  • Council For Exceptional Children
  • Cross Country Ski Club
  • Dance Marathon
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Fashion Club
  • Geek Life
  • Green Hope
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hip Hop Club
  • Hope College Formula Racing
  • International Relations
  • Knitting Club
  • Latino Student Organization
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Running Club
  • Volunteer Services
  • WTHS Radio
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Accreditation

Hope College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ever since I’ve began this journey it’s been nothing but fun! I’ve learned and grown in so many areas and it’s been hard at times but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m so thankful for my community and the joy they bring into my life and how much they’ve impacted me has been wild.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a wonderful experience at Hope College. Some of my favorite parts were the cozy and beautiful campus, the close relationships I still keep since our years in the freshman dorm, and the rigorous but supportive academic courses.

Holland, Michigan, United States

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