Hope College

Holland, MI
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Hope College Review

Holland, MI, 100 E. 8th Street, Suite 260
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A+
A
Excellent

Hope College is a medium sized, private, four-year university enrolling 3,392 students and offering 62 degrees in Holland, MI.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Hope College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
253 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
13
History
12
International/global Studies
15
Japanese Studies
5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
21
Philosophy
8
Political Science
22
Psychology
77
Religion/religious Studies
13
Social Work
33
Sociology
29
Women's Studies
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
217 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
1
Art Teacher Education
5
Biology Teacher Education
1
Chemistry Teacher Education
1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
0
Education/teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
5
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
18
Elementary Education and Teaching
24
English Language and Literature
26
English/language Arts Teacher Education
17
French Language and Literature
9
French Language Teacher Education
1
German Language and Literature
2
German Language Teacher Education
0
History Teacher Education
0
Latin Language and Literature
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
10
Music Teacher Education
6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
3
Physics Teacher Education
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
1
Social Studies Teacher Education
9
Spanish Language and Literature
19
Spanish Language Teacher Education
2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
57
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
114 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
10
Biology
55
Chemistry
35
Geology/earth Science
8
Mathematics
4
Physics
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
111 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
19
Accounting and Business/management
3
Business Administration and Management
71
Business/managerial Economics
9
Economics
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
81 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
7
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
34
Registered Nurse
40
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
46 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Engineering
46
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
31 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
9
Fine Arts
12
Jazz/jazz Studies
1
Keyboard Instruments
0
Music
0
Music Performance
1
Stringed Instruments
1
Voice and Opera
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
9 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Hope College.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Chemistry
Japanese Studies
Women's Studies
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2005

Job fairs, counseling. I have not been in school for so long I cannot remember much more.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Biology, Class of 1995

Career Services Office that assist with job search, interview skills, etc. Also, these services are available to alumni for life! They also host regional networking events (dinners, sporting events, etc.) several times a year for popular fields such as engineering, technology professionals, etc.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
BA - Biology, Class of 1995

Being a religiously affiliated (Reformed Church in America) private school, the culture at Hope is generally conservative and mid-west, small town values tend to prevail. That said, Hope has worked very hard to increase diversity both in ethnicity and in experience. This has made Hope a more "worldly" place. Regardless, the campus culture is one where you can find "your people." The religious aspect can be as big or as little a piece of your experience as you decide and nothing is forced upon the students in terms of values.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2005

Some very new, some quite old. New buildings are state of the art. But old buildings aren't being renovated enough.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Biology, Class of 1995

Hope has been in a period of nearly constant construction for the past ten years. With that, many new facilities have come to campus. Some of the dorms are, of course, older, but have been kept up and renovated frequently to provide modern accommodations. In addition, many new academic buildings, performing arts center, and other facilities have allowed Hope to expand it's offerings nearly constantly.

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2005

The Pull (massive tug of war contest)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Biology, Class of 1995

Competing in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, athletics is a big deal at Hope. Something in the neighborhood of 1 in every 5 students participates in some kind of Hope athletics. Another unique fact is that Hope has no national sororities or fraternities, but has several local chapters of each. These local societies have a capped membership, ensuring that no more than 20% of the student population is ever involved in Greek life. The outcome of that is that, while Greek life is a positive experience, enjoyed by some students, it's never so prevalent that it dominates social life at Hope.

Rated January 2016
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