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Hope International University

Fullerton, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate40%
Acceptance Rate40%

About California

Hope International University Overview

Hope International University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Fullerton, California. California was founded in 1928 and presently has around 1,140 students per year year, which includes 620 undergrad students. California offers on-campus housing for up to 300 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 20.

Student Involvement at California

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of California's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? California students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

California does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? California has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at California on the Student Life page.

2022 California Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 40%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 3%
Tuition $34,500
Percent of Need Met 35%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,620

Is California a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what California offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hope International University

It is moderately difficult to get into California. California admitted 40% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 707 applications received in 2022, 282 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at California

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 66% of students who start at California return for their second year of college. Around 42% of students who started at California earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook California Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from California by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with California directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at California

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

California meets 35% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend California full-time are awarded $16,620 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $22,457 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at California.

Based on this information, is California the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is California a good school for you?

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Where is Hope International University Located?

California is located in the suburban setting of Fullerton, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing California for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Freeway 57 to Fullerton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Wayne (Orange County).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what California and Fullerton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2500 E. Nutwood Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831

Campus Setting: Suburban

California Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California is Aug 20.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to California is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

California ACT Scores


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California SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1180


Math SAT Range

490 - 650


Reading SAT Range

510 - 530

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Student Life

Wondering what life at California is like? There are approximately 1,140 students enrolled at California, including 620 undergraduate students and 520 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from CA and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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