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Is Hope College a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Hope College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Hope College G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on Hope:

How Does Hope Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Hope College at #1,565.The school also ranked #43 in our Best for Vets in Michigan ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how Hope fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1,123

You can also see how specific majors at Hope fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances Colleges for Veterans 10
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 10
Best French Language Teacher Education Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 18
Best Accounting and Business/Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 20
Best Drama & Dance Education Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 24
Best French Language Teacher Education Colleges for Veterans 24
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities Colleges for Veterans 26
Best Drama & Dance Education Colleges for Veterans 30
Best Accounting and Business/Management Colleges for Veterans 31

How Many Veterans Go to Hope?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 23 G.I. Bill® students at Hope. The school has a total enrollment of 3,061 students. This means that around 0.75% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Hope

Hope College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.

Does Hope Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, Hope does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, Hope does not offer credit for military training.

Hope Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at Hope.

Complaints to the VA About Hope

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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