Hope College

141 E 12th St, Holland, MI 49423
Tel: (616)395-7000
Private not-for-profit | 3,343 students
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Hope College Photo #1 - The Hope College Schaap Science Center houses the academic departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Nursing and Psychology, as well as a science museum. The new science center opened in 2003. The Peale Science Center, constructed in 1973 and renovated during 2003-04, comprises a portion of the Schaap Science Center and is named for renowned Reformed Church clergyman Norman Vincent Peale and his wife, Ruth Stafford Peale, a former Hope trustee.
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Hope College Photo #1 - The Hope College Schaap Science Center houses the academic departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Nursing and Psychology, as well as a science museum. The new science center opened in 2003. The Peale Science Center, constructed in 1973 and renovated during 2003-04, comprises a portion of the Schaap Science Center and is named for renowned Reformed Church clergyman Norman Vincent Peale and his wife, Ruth Stafford Peale, a former Hope trustee.
Hope College Photo #2 - Dimnent Memorial Chapel, with its 120-foot tower and abundant stained glass, is a community landmark. Dedicated in 1929, the building is used for worship, all-college assemblies and convocations, and special concerts. The auditorium contains a four-manual Skinner organ and a mechanical action organ built in the Netherlands. The instrument is currently undergoing a $1 million restoration. The Chapel's tower chimes were also restored in 1996. They deliver the classic "Westminster" peal every 15 minutes during daylight hours. The building was originally named simply Memorial Chapel in honor of all who had supported Hope's growth. In 1959 it was renamed in honor of Dr. Edward D. Dimnent, Hope's fifth president.
Hope College Photo #3 - Graves Hall, built in 1894 of native stone quarried just east of Holland, contains classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium equipped for film-viewing. The facility is named for primary donor Nathan F. Graves, a Reformed Church layman. A $5.7 million adaptive restoration is currently underway.
Hope College Photo #4 - Van Zoeren Hall provides classroom and faculty office space for the departments of Economics, Management and Accounting, Education, Sociology and Social Work, and the Academic Support Center. Renovated during 1989, the building opened in 1961, a gift of G. John Van Zoeren of the Class of 1912.
Hope College Photo #5 - Symbol of Hope College.
Hope College Photo #6 - The President's Home, erected in 1886 and restored in 1985, has been home to nine of Hope's ten presidents, including current president James E. Bultman and his wife Martie.
Hope College Photo #7 - The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication houses the departments of Communication and Modern and Classical Languages and the offices of International Education and Multicultural Life. The college's student-run FM radio station and weekly campus newspaper, The Anchor, also hold offices in this building. It is named in honor of a leadership gift from the estate of Martha Miller of the college's Class of 1924.
Hope College Photo #8 - The Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse, which opened in fall 2005, houses the Department of Kinesiology and the college's athletic training program and serves as home court for the volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams. The 102,000 square foot building seats approximately 3400 fans. It is named in recognition of an anchor gift from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation.
Hope College Photo #9 - An interior look at beautiful Dimnent Chapel.
Hope College is a distinguished and distinctive four-year, liberal arts, undergraduate college, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Its great religious heritage is expressed through a dynamic Christian community of students and teachers vitally concerned with a relevant faith that changes lives and transforms society.

School Overview:

Hope College
CountyOttawa County, MI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
273 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment3,343 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,205 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
138 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
2%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
2%6%
% White
92%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$27,710$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$27,710$24,744
 
Tuition26350
Percent Admitted85%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-660450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)520-670460-573
ACT English (25-75%)23-3019-25
ACT Math (25-75%)23-2918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2920-25

School Notes:

  • The curriculum offers a variety of courses in over 50 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The college has long been known for outstanding pre-professional training. Each year many graduates go on to further study in the leading graduate and professional schools in this country and abroad; others directly enter professions. During the 2009-2010 school year, Hope had 3,202 students from 42 states and territories and 28 foreign countries.
  • Hope has programs in the natural sciences nationally recognized for exceptional quality and an ABET accredited Engineering program. The strength of Hope's reputation, however, is founded on more than just excellence in the sciences. Hope is the only liberal arts college in the United States to hold national accreditation in all four areas of the fine arts: Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance. This allows students to truly expand their gifts in the numerous areas of the arts. Additionally, some of Hope's most popular programs are in Education, Business, and Psychology. Hope is actually one of only thirty-three colleges in the nation, and the only college in Michigan, to offer the Baker Scholars program, providing special enrichment and growth opportunities to students who show promise of being exceptional business leaders.
  • The academic program provides a foundation and intellectual excitement essential to a lifetime of learning. Through its faculty, Hope College is noted for its emphasis on active learning, whether through collaborative research, internships, off-campus study, cooperative learning or other modes.
  • Hope College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission* and a member of the North Central Association. Hope is also accredited by the American Chemical Society, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Engineering Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in engineering, and other agencies.
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