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Hope College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Hope College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,184 out of 4,420 applicants or 72% were admitted making Hope College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Hope College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,730 1,690 4,420
Accepted 2,011 1,173 3,184
Acceptance Rate 74% 69% 72%
Enrolled 466 330 796
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 28% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Hope College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Hope College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hope College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1160 1380
SAT Reading 590 680
SAT Math 570 700
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >83%
26 to 29 Avg + 72%-83%
24 to 26 Avg - 63%-72%
22 to 24 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 22 Low <52%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >81%
1270 to 1380 Avg + 72%-81%
1160 to 1270 Avg - 60%-72%
1050 to 1160 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1050 Low <47%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Hope College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hope College was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hope College accepts 72% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hope College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170301 IPEDS survey data for Hope College.



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