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Hope College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeA
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsA+
SafetyB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Jun 24 2005
Major: Chemistry (This Major's Salary over time)
Choosing Hope College was one of the best, if not the best, decision of my life.

Coming from the extremely liberal town of Ann Arbor, and being liberal myself, I was intially worried about the 'conservative' reputation of Hope and the surrounding town of Holland. However, I found that being immersed in this culture has only made me smarter, and more well-rounded. If you are worried about close-minded, white, conservative, christians; there are a lot of liberal students, espesically in greek life. The student life is what you make of it. Just be yourself and have an open mind.

The social life is amazing, especially after joining a fraternity. I thought fraternities were not for me, but there is a fraternity or sorority for almost any type of person, and I would highly reccomend it. Comparing the parties and social life between Hope College and University of Michigan, I definantly think that Hope parties are more fun. The smaller student body provides a more personal and safe party scene, although the parties are usually big enough to have just as much fun as a public school.

The school work can be easy or insanly hard, depending on which major you take. Hope is well known for its awesome science and humanities programs. Being a chemistry major, I can safly say that chemistry is very very difficult, but well worth it. The teachers are amazing, approachable and are easily reached outside of class, despite the class size (the biggest I've had is 50 people, and the teacher knew everyone's name within 2 weeks). However, if you go into a major like communications or business management, the reputation of those seem to be easy as shit.

Overall Hope College is an amazing school, both socially and academically. It may not have the reputation of an Ivy school to high school students, but for anyone pursuing medicine/dentistry/sciences it will impress grad/med schools and has a well-known reputation within grad school admissions.

I would definantly check out greek life, especially if you want many oppourtunities to meet open-minded genuinly nice people (and really hot girls.), and if you want to party your ass off.

 
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questionSo when you say the parties were great, was there lots of alcohol or not a lot? on my tour and talking to students it sounds like alcohol is rare. is that true?
responseThat's just what they want you to think…
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