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Hope International University

Fullerton, CA, USA
3.72 Average Rating

Founded in 1928, Hope International University is a Christian university in Orange County affiliated with non-denominational churches of Christ. HIU is home to the Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies as well as four other colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees. As a Christian university, Hope holds chapel service once per week and attendance is mandatory for all students. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, HIU offers numerous study abroad opportunities to destinations such as Israel and Korea and participates in the BestSemester study abroad program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
32%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
38%
Submitting ACT
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 910
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,372
Total Number of Undergrads
868
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,150
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,800
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,800
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,930
Books and Supplies
$1854

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,568
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,945
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,945

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,619
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$269
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Royals
School Colors
White/Grey/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Orange
Los Angeles
Phoenix
Seattle
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
hope international university is one of the greatest places to make new friends while going to college. everyone knows everyone and the faculty and staff are so friendly. hope has some of the greatest student activities as well such as humans vs zombies, clash 'n bowl, and a halloween carnival every year.
Kaleigh from Fullerton, CA
Hope is a school where community is important. Professors, staff, and faculty genuinely care about your academics as well as your general well-being. My experience at Hope has been challenging, exciting, and a real blessing.
Allison from Anaheim, CA