Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Hope College (Holland, MI)

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Hope College is ranked 64 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 135 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 11%
Applicants who took ACT 95%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69942%
600+51%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69944%
600+60%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2954%
24+75%

Students applied4,420
Students admitted3,184
Admission rate72%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$31,380
Fees$180
Room and board$9,690
Estimated book expense$920
Total cost$42,170

Cost after need-based aid$23,490
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,010

Average debt at graduation$32,188

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$42,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$18,680
Average non-need-based aid$8,160

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,376

Full-Time

Men1,272
Women1,944

Part-Time

Men72
Women88

Freshmen retained86%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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