Founded in 1866, Hope College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Holland (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Hope College is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Reformed ((Reformed Church in America - www.rca.org)) religion. Hope College offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 150 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Hope College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.