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’s campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Holland, just miles from Lake Michigan. We’ve been part of this community for more than 150 years, growing from the 10 students who enrolled in 1862 to more than 3,100 students on campus today.
The mission of Hope College is to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith.
Hope College is a leading four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence, vibrant Christian faith and diverse co-curricular programs join in a welcoming environment.
Hope is nestled on a beautifully landscaped campus in the heart of award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan, just miles from pristine beaches. Part of this thriving community for more than 150 years, Hope is home to more than 3,200 students.
Offering 91 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, Hope provides the flexibility for students to pursue broad and varied academic interests. Our student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 ensures that our small class sizes encourage strong connection and mentoring.
Hope College graduates are educated to think about important issues with clarity, wisdom and a deeper understanding of the historic Christian faith. Though affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, we are ecumenically diverse. Students of all faiths — and no faith — are welcome.
This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation for the world of tomorrow equips Hope graduates to leave campus and make an impact at organizations, companies and graduate schools around the country and abroad. Of the most recent graduating class:
- 94% were in the workforce or graduate school within six months
- 86% of those employed full-time were employed in their field of study
- 91% planned their futures with mentoring from faculty and staff
- 96% participated in experiential learning
We’re glad you have made Hope part of your college search! Learn more at hope.edu.