Hope College Visit 2017

AUALC - Hope College Visit 2017


Hope College is recognized as a premier undergraduate institution offering world-class academic experiences and facilities within a safe and supportive community where students are nurtured by professors who value the mentor role they provide because of the 11:1 student to professor ratio.

National Recognition

  • One of 40 schools listed in a widely used book called “Colleges That Change Lives.”
  • Tied with Stanford (#11 out of 1,061) for students who would choose the same school again.
  • US News ranks Hope #106 in the national liberal arts category.
  • 87% gain admission to their first choice graduate or professional school and 7% more to their second choice.
  • Niche College Rankings named Hope the #1 Liberal Arts College in  Michigan, and #63 in America.
  • Nationally known for research
  • More rankings and recognition…

Academic Programs, Off-Campus Study, and Internships 

  • With over 80 majors and over 300 professors, Hope offers much more choice than other smaller schools. Hope’s 11:1 student to one faculty ratio ensures students are cared for. Top programs include Engineering, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Business. All programs listed here.
  • Internships are available to all students in all majors.
  • Semester opportunities are available in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
  • International programs are available in over 300 locations in more than 70 countries
  • Facilities are the best available – anywhere!

Housing and Food

  • Excellent housing is available to all students for all four years. Options include dorms, apartments, and cottages.
  • Hope’s food service is award-winning and serves 21 meals per week and helps international students over breaks.

Location and Campus Atmosphere and Surrounding Community

  • Holland has been recognized as one of America’s most beautiful (Parade Magazine), Friendliest (Gallup-Healthwise) and safest (Forbes and Farmers Insurance) mid-sized cities in America. There is a strong relationship between the college and community, and many leaders are mentors to Hope students. Also, many local businesses provide excellent internships.
  • Campus life is warm and engaging. Social life provides hundreds of clubs and activities to join, and it’s easy to participate!
  • The Christian character of Hope means students can grow in their faith if they desire, but no one is forced to be religious.

International Student Support

With a vibrant community that develops the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – there has never been a better time to consider Hope!

Khun Ryan joined the AUA Language Center in 2012 as the registrar for the Thai Studies department at Chamchuri Square. In this capacity, he works with incoming students, assists with enrollment and visas issues, provides guidance to current students, and more. In 2017, he also became the AUALC's webmaster and regularly works with AUALC staff across Thailand to update and improve the AUA website.