About Hope International University

Founded in 1928, Hope International University. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 961 full time undergraduate students, and 411 full time graduate students.

The Hope International University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 39 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hope International University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate32%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range820-1040
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at HIU are considered More Selective, with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Hope International University.

Hope International University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    17 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    19 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    19 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    19 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    19 Students rated local services 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    19 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Hope International University?

8 Students rated Hope International University

Parker - 01/17/2022

Intellectual and Challenging Curriculum. A great education

Corinna - 11/15/2021

This school was probably one of the worst experiences I had during my entire school life. The dorms are old, air conditioner always going out. Wifi going out during FINALS, food is terrible and the operating hours of the caf are ridiculous. If you have class at all, don't expect to be able to eat here since they're only open for about a 2 hour window for lunch and dinner. The professors don't like conflict and if you question them, they prefer not to answer it in front of the class if you have proven a point they didn't think about.


It is an amazing school! Beautiful inside and out. Plenty to do and see on and around campus. The campus is cozy and full of life. Will definitely recommend to students interested in attending a Christian college in the sunniest state! Love the staff as well!!


It is a very nice college. I do online classes, so I am not aware of all the goings on. I enjoy my ability to be online, but still feel like I am getting a college experience. The professors are semi-available to reach with questions. Overall I think it is a good school.

Hope International University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Hope International University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hope International University is 32%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    "Stay Focused" it's going to get better, just take "Senior" life day by day. It easy to not follow what's important, now that all of classes is done, no more important meetings like the first 3 years, let's chill for a minute or two. Always keep a positive mind when things don't seem right or time passing at a slow rate. Go to college, graduate from college, start a new, better life for your wife and kids, then look back at "Senior Year" tell the grandkids about to help them get through the process.

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Evil hearted minded being out for their own selfish desires runs to the top of the list. Accepting the path "Christ" want's his army to follow can destroy other that choose to ignore it. Here at Hope, students with an vision of bein there for each other that's willing to put a person before themselves have our respect. However,incoming freshman with those outstanding GPAs looking to impress the enoolment staff in Fullerton, with no church leader beside the indivadual, no community work, should reconsidered attending.

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  4. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frusterating thing about my school is that since it is so small, it is difficult to meet new people because you know everyone within the first couple weeks.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Something that is unique about my school is that it is a Non-Denominational Christian University. The people here love God, and love each other. We are a community and that is very special to me in attending a college. I love it here, and I couldn't wish for a better school and environment.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Hope is a place where diversity meets unity.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about campus life, and about the cost of the school. I didn't realize how much money it cost, and how little I had in scholorships. My parents and myself are loaded with student loans, and that's really hard to deal with. This is why I wish I knew more about the cost.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    They are well known for their small class sizes. I loved this because I really got to know my classmates and my professors. This made me feel as though my professors really knew who I was and I was not just a number.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the student to teacher ratio. I am a hands on learner and for professors to know my name and help me with my schooling one on one, it means a lot to me. The ratio is 13 to 1 and I couldn't be more happy with the hands on learning experience I receive here.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    That they give out higher amounts of scholarship money to atheletes then for students with high academic scores.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are full of new/different information and they are all there for the same reason I am.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I often tell my friends how great dorm life is. I live in a great community with great women that are here not only to get their education but also to expand their relationship with Christ. I love my school and I am really happy I decided to come here!

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Hope International University receive some sort of financial aid. 55% were awarded federal grants. While 72% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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