Tool December 2017

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 14%
Applicants who took ACT 93%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69935%
600+42%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69937%
600+46%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2950%
24+71%

Students applied3,899
Students admitted3,291
Admission rate84%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate68%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$32,490
Fees$280
Room and board$10,060
Estimated book expense$930
Total cost$43,760

Cost after need-based aid$24,516
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,233

Average debt at graduation$33,969

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$19,244
Average non-need-based aid$8,527

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,234

Full-Time

Men1,183
Women1,856

Part-Time

Men81
Women114

Freshmen retained91%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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