If you are considering submitting an application to California, the fee for the application is $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|California 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||2%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||20%|
Hope International University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
California is a moderately difficult school to get into. California evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, California accepted 38% of all applicants, around 304 of the 794 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like California, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to California must submit the following items. Double check with California's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to California have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At California 2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Hope International University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||13%|
|3.50 and 3.74||12%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6%|
|3.00 and 3.24||18%|
|2.50 and 2.9||29%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5%|
California does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
California does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 81% of California's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other California applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At California 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of California students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of California students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
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To be most competitive at California, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for California's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for California students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to California. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in California during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to California?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to California.
Does California accept transfer credits?
California accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. California accepts:
Does California accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
California accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to California?
California is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is California's acceptance rate?
California's acceptance rate is 38%.
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How hard is it to get into California? California is a somewhat selective institution. The California acceptance rate is 38%. This means that the institution accepts 38 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California is Continuous processing.
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At California, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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