Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community.
Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,133 students from 40 states and territories and 25 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and outstanding academic and co-curricular offerings.
Hope's beautiful 120-acre campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan, and fewer than seven miles from Lake Michigan. At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with an endowment of over $296 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $170 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 15 years. Since 2015, the college has completed five new buildings – the Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (2015), the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017), the van Andel Huys der Hope home for the college's Campus Ministries programs (2019), and the Jim Heeringa Athletic Center (2021). In 2021, Hope College launched the Hope Forward initiative, which seeks to raise $1.2 billion over the next ten years. This bold vision will fully-fund tuition for students at Hope.
Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students of all faiths — and no faith — are welcome at Hope, as are students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. 20% of the student body identifies as a race other than white. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and service in a global society, the college must have diversity among its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S. and abroad.
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