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Hope College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1866
Affiliation: Reformed Church
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,203
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $145,800,936
Admissions Address

PO Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000

Website

http://www.hope.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hope.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gary Camp
Admissions office telephone: (616) 395-7850
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.hope.edu/admissions/apply/application.html Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 1 3
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 2
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 18 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 81%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 81%
Total applicants: 2,666
Total acceptances: 2,172
Total freshman enrollment: 778
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,111
Male acceptances: 849
Male freshman enrollment: 317
 
Female applicants: 1,555
Female acceptances: 1,323
Female freshman enrollment: 461
Out-of-state freshmen: 30%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 280
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 114
Students enrolled from waiting list: 62

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 26%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 660
Math: 550 – 670
Combined: 1070 – 1330

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 12.6% 15.3%
600-699 36.6% 40.6%
500-599 37.1% 33.0%
400-499 11.6% 11.1%
300-399 2.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 92%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 29
Math: 22 – 28
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.1% 22.3% 14.9%
24-29 50.1% 40.7% 52.6%
18-23 31.1% 33.0% 29.2%
12-17 0.7% 4.0% 3.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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