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Reviews 744 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Please don't go here if you don't come from a close-minded background. I came here for an education and it has been a nightmare. The administration is terrible and pretend that the only people who exist are straight, white, middle class kids. We had a pastor speak who was for murdering homosexuals and you have to be referred by a psychologist at CAPS to join the LBGT group on campus (and it's not even a recognized group). Also, I had a teacher who used to treat black students like third rate students and would be very rude and curt to them. Everyone is friendly, but only because it helps them with their Jesus points. No one really cares about you until you follow their erratic behavior, which consists of going to church EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and then on Sunday. Also, differing opinions are strongly discouraged. If you even utter the words "Obama" or "liberal" people look at you funny. Also, the parties suck. Hope has been absolutely unbearable.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Hope College was an excellent choice for me! I love the experiences that I have had, the friends that I've made, and the education that I am receiving. I have numerous opportunities to grow in my faith, whether it's bible studies, chapel services, or other campus ministries events. The sporting events are fun to go to, especially basketball. It's so fun to sing, "Oh when the Dutch go marching in" all together and cheer our dutchmen to victory. My professors are really helpful and have my best interest in mind. Hope College has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have met lifelong friends, I am challenged everyday to become a better worker, student, person, friend, and leader. I would choose Hope all over if I had the chance because it led me to opportunities that I strongly believe I would not have had otherwise

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school! It's a perfect fit and I'm so glad that I chose Hope College. I love the inquisitive and friendly atmosphere here. Everyone is extremely friendly, and the professors really care about you. The dorms are nice and there's a chill atmosphere which makes making friends and studying really easy. I would totally come here again if given the choice.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Hope College has been absolutely amazing.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Located in a beautiful area, Hope College is a great college and I am so glad I decided to attend here. I have made friendships that I am sure will last a lifetime. My faith life has grown immensely in just the first year, and I am excited to continue on my faith journey at the school. The professors are always willing to help you and take time out of the schedules to help you one-on-one. Academics are challenging, and you have to be willing to put in a lot of time and work to receive top grades. The student body and faculty are very friendly and welcoming.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They provide students with the funds needed to attend the college.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Hope College offers cottages and apartments for upperclassmen. Such housing allows students much freedom but is located a decent distance away from campus, making it nearly essential for students to have a car or bike to get to campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants near Hope College's campus that offer various tasty foods.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Many fraternities and sororities engage in several parties a week. These students are usually not particularly motivated in their academics, and the parties draw them further away from their studies as well as their faith.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Hope College is strict about enforcing its rules, which it beneficial for the students who attend school there.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I am very grateful for the financial aid that I have received from Hope College. Although it is not very much money, it is enough to make it possible for me to attend school there.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Some meals at Phelps Dining Hall are fabulous whereas others are quite disappointing.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The atmosphere of Dykstra Hall is social yet also appropriate for studying.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on your financial aid, it can be cheaper to live off-campus but it could also be more expensive.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of restaurants a few blocks away. They range in price but there is a good amount of food for the price.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You won't have problems finding parties on certain streets.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration and campus police are invested in our safety.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Make sure as a high school student you do the best in school and testing (ACT, SAT) that you can because having higher scores will give you better scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Since Phelps has renovated, the food and atmosphere has also changed. The dining hall is now brighter and cleaner looking. There are new items added to the menu. After a while, however, the food gets boring and nothing looks good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy living on campus. My dorm community is great and very friendly. All of the dorms on campus are less than five minutes from any academic building.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of close options and it is cheaper than living in the dorms

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options close on 8th ave, and tons more on 31 off of the highway, lots of variety

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are usually parties whenever you want to go, mostly at frat houses or different sport's houses

3 College Freshman

Administration: Could be much better, very strict on rules

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