Hope College competes in the MIAA conference, and is a Division III member of the NCAA. It fields 18 men's and women's varsity teams. In 2005, Hope began use of a new 3,400-seat field house, and it shares a 5,000-seat football stadium with the city of Holland. In 2006, the women's basketball team won the National Championship in its division, the second in school history.
The Calvin-Hope rivalry in mens basketball is one of the nations most famous small college athletic events.
Hope has won the MIAA All-Sports championship more than any other member school. Winners of the All-Sports championship 21 times since 1980, Hope has won the honor a league-leading 29 times, including the 2006-07 school year. In 2006-07 Hope athletes and/or teams qualified for 12 NCAA championships.
The school's athletic teams are called the Flying Dutchmen (men) and the Flying Dutch (women). The school colors are blue and orange (possibly chosen because the Dutch royal family is the House of Orange-Nassau). The college has 27 competitive intramural sports teams.
Club Team National Runners-up: