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A lot of people regularly discuss the lackQuite BrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
A lot of people regularly discuss the lack of diversity at Hope College. This is definitely an issue that the college administration should deal with. But with that said, even being a white Christian does not mean you will fit in here. After three years here, I still have no friends that I would call "close". Students tend to groups themselves with their friends from high school, and that is where they remain for the entire four years. It is extremely difficult to make friends here if you do not come here in a pre-prepared clique. There are housing policies geared to enshrine this attitude as part of the Hope experience, and with college housing mandatory for the entire four years, there is no way to avoid this. So I would say, all in all, that it is not enough to be Christian and white to have a positive experience at Hope, but you had best also come here with a group of friends from high school, because you will not make close friends here.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A, Extracurricular Activities: D
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Hope has not givenQuite BrightNursing
Hope has not given me the college experience I was hoping for. I am a nursing student and I do not feel challenged academically.

If you love Jesus and you're republican, you'll love Hope. Anyone else, prepare to feel judged. Wish I could transfer...

2nd Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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One great thing about Hope (in my experience)BrightSociology
One great thing about Hope (in my experience) ...Because of the small class sizes, you get to know your profs really well and I found mine to be very helpful (for the most part).

There is LITTLE diversity and many of the students and faculty on campus are extemely close-minded, white, heterosexual, Christian, conservative, and wealthy. You can find people who aren't that way, but the description above is the vast majority of students.

The party seen is OK. The frat parties can be fun, but they get lame after Fresh/soph year. There is not a lot for college students to do in the surrounding city.

Given the chance, I would have gone to a different school with more diversity and not so narrow-minded people.

4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, Friendliness: D-
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