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Hope College

Hope says:
Looking for students who fit our academic profile ... average gpa = 3.72, average ACT = 26, average SAT = 1190. Students should complete a college prep curriculum which includes at least 4 years of English, 3 years each of math, science, and social science and 2 years of foreign language. Leadership, activities, and community service are also taken into consideration.
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at Hope
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at Hope
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
1,650
2,511
# Admitted
1,151
1,867
% Admitted
69.8%
74.4%
% Overall
72.5%

Students who got into Hope:

Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (3), Grades (6), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (2)
Take the ACT and have many extracurricular activities onNov 03 2013Psychology
Take the ACT and have many extracurricular activities on your resume. Make sure to write a good entrance essay because Hope will personally respond to each one. Go for an admissions interview and make a good impression (I really think this is a big deal).
ACT: 27 Female
Don't treat high school like a time to slack offApr 07 2008Geography and Geosciences
Don't treat high school like a time to slack off. If you don't want to pay out of pocket or become burdened with massive student loans, try for an academic scholarship. Both the admissions office and the financial aid office have wonderful staff. Work study once you are on campus is readily accessible.
Female
I had a low GPA in HS, but did great on my ACTsAug 14 2007Engineering Department
I had a low GPA in HS, but did great on my ACTs. Your GPA really means nothing, I know lots of people who went to super small high schools in little towns, where getting a 4.0 is easy as cake.
Male
Community service, good grades, good ACT, well rounded withJul 09 2006Business - Management and Administration
Community service, good grades, good ACT, well rounded with good leadership abilities.
ACT: 29 Male
Study in high school, get decent grades, and takeOct 30 2005English
Study in high school, get decent grades, and take a standardized test.
ACT: 35 Male
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