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About California

Hope International University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Fullerton, California. California was founded in 1928 and now enrolls around 1,200 students a year, including 656 undergrads. California offers on-campus housing for up to 300 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at California! Love 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.

There are no fraternities or sororities at California, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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.

Learn more about life at California on the Student Life page.

2021 California Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 81%
Tuition $34,250

Is California a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at to get a clearer sense of what California offers and if it might be the right college for you.

California Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into California. The acceptance rate at California is 38%. Last year, 794 students applied to California and 304 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at California

Retention is 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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at California, around 78% return for their sophomore year. Around 47% of students who started at California earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for California Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at California

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 32% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend California full-time are awarded $14,570 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,327 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at California. Based on this information, how does California sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! 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 want to see 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 East Nutwood Avenue Fullerton, CA 92831-3138

Campus Setting: Suburban

California Application Deadline

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

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California ACT Scores


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Wondering what life at California is like? There are approximately 1,200 students enrolled at California, including 656 undergraduate students and 544 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from CA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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