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Hope College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueC University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending

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Date: Apr 08 2015
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
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.
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