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Hope College

Holland, Michigan

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Hope College

Private 4 Year

About Hope College

Hope College is a private, Christian liberal arts college in downtown Holland, Michigan, United States, near Lake Macatawa and a few miles from Lake Michigan. It opened in 1851 as the Pioneer School by Dutch immigrants four years after the community was first settled. The first freshman college class matriculated in 1862 and Hope received its state charter in 1866. Hope College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and it retains a vibrant Christian atmosphere. The school's 125 acres (0.195 sq mi) campus is adjacent to the downtown commercial district and has been shared with Western Theological Seminary since 1884. In 2016, the school's enrollment was just over 3,200 undergraduates.


Located in Holland, Michigan.

100 E. 8th Street, Suite 260, Holland, MI, 49422-9000, Ottawa County

Hope College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#366 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Michigan

#10 of 171

2022 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

#2 of 124

Most Popular Majors

Out of 20 majors categories at Hope College, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Hope College within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni