Location
Holland, MI
Undergrads
3,205
Tuition
$27,710
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 571 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's a small town so there is only so many choices. The worst thing is that basically everything closes at 9pm sharp on weekdays except IHOP.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Technically the upperclassmen housing is "on-campus" and the college does a good job of getting students into college owned cottages.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The overall local atmosphere is good. Holland has a homey feel, and has a mix of everything. Tulip time is always exciting, and the beach is always a stone throw away.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. Whether you live with a group of friends as an upperclassman in a cottage, or in the dorms as an underclassman. The dorm environment is great for meeting friends.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Hope gives good scholarship money for a good GPA, but that is balanced by the ever increasing tuition rates.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The fan support at athletic events is only really noticeable at events like basketball and soccer.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Campus safety and the local police try and enforce the no-alcohol policy, but there are still a significant amount of parties where alcohol is available.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love learning about biochemical pathways, but it's certainly a hard major. The classes that are required to complete the major are difficult and academically demanding.

1 College Junior

Weather: Michigan weather sucks. It's always cold, rainy, or snowing.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The parties that Greek life throws certainly liven the campus up. However, events thrown by Hope are also a lot of fun.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It is a completely dry campus. Alcohol is not allowed on campus at all. The noise level rules are also enforced after dark.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I think it's ranked a lot higher than it should be. The insanely large classes and the way they have the same path for everyone in a major is really unfortunate. It's difficult to connect with your professors.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: As a white, straight, upper-middle class, Protestant woman, I'm pretty much always in the majority, so I'm not frequently affected by these things. However, I know there are a lot of organizations for people of different races and campus is very diverse in that way. There's also a strong LGBT community.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The downtown area is right by campus and has a lot of places to eat, shop and hang out.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Typically people don't get in trouble unless someone else's well-being is in danger, but a lot of times even that doesn't happen.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The local bus system is really convenient. It can take you anywhere on campus along with around the town and to the two nearest towns. The buses are typically reliable and frequent, but it's pretty expensive and really necessary in the winter.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Everyone who is into partying and everything is typically really happy and able to find a place to be. Most clubs are 18+ so everyone can go.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never personally lived off campus so I don't know for sure, but it seems like friends of mine really enjoy the freedom. It tends to be less expensive than on-campus housing and it definitely allows students to have more freedom when it comes to visitors, drinking, etc.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is fantastic from the beginning of the year until the end of September and after that begins the seemingly endless Michigan winter that is a real disadvantage on such a massive campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Having experience working in classrooms definitely will benefit you when you apply. Getting in was really easy, though. When you have a decent ACT and GPA there's not really anything to worry about.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Their education program is one of the best in the nation, but I think it's overrated. Since it's a state school, the class sizes are huge. It's difficult to form a relationship and get guidance from teachers if they don't even recognize you. Also, if you want any field work placement/experience before your fifth year, you really have to look for it, which seems absurd.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Pretty much all of the "cool" social events consist of drugs and alcohol, which isn't very cool to me. Police typically only step in when it's extreme.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is wide variety of cultures represented. They just tend to hang with people within there culture or groups.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown is really close to campus and has many restaurants to chose from.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Depending on the major there are requirements and an application process. Some majors have limitations on how many students can get in. Internships are fairly easy to get.

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