Hope International University (Hope)

2500 E Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA

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Hope, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Fullerton, California, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school's Christian Churches and Churches of Christ affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Over a thousand students enroll at Hope yearly.

Areas of study available at Hope include but are not limited to:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Biblical Studies

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to apply to Hope. Scores between 18 - 22 on the ACT or 870 - 1078 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for acceptance. Hope accepts around 50 percent of applicants yearly. Of those applicants admitted, nearly 69 percent registered for enrollment.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $26,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine cost. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $5,800 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements.

Hope International University participates in intercollegiate athletics through the NAIA's Golden State Athletic Conference in Basketball.

Students may visit the Hope website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Hope accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting into Hope.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading433 - 538
SAT ® Math420 - 528
SAT ® Writing423 - 530
SAT ® Total Score1276 - 1596

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English15 - 22
ACT ® Math16 - 21
ACT ® Composite Score17 - 22

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Hope

The chances of getting into Hope can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions191 (47%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled78 (41%)

Student Enrollment

Hope International University has a total student population of about 1,300, where graduate students make up roughly 36% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $27,000-$32,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,100 to $1,300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$14,015
Receiving Student Loans90%$6,103

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 4.1%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Hope International University may offer student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Hope has an overall graduation rate which is close to 45%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Hope is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hope International University for official up-to-date information.

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