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Hope International University

Fullerton, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate32%

California Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Hope International University. The university admitted 32% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 810 applications received in 2023, 261 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Hope International University, the regular decision application deadline is August 20 and the fee for the application is $50.

Hope International University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Hope International University's admissions stats.

Hope International University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Hope International University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Hope International University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 20

Considering Applying Early to Hope International University?

Hope International University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Hope International University Admissions

How To Get Into Hope International University

Getting into California is moderately difficult. California evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, California accepted 32% of students, around 261 of the 810 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.

Transferring to Hope International University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Hope International University

Hope International University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Hope International University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Hope International University

What does Hope International University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Hope International University for more information on admission factors.

Hope International University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Hope International University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Hope International University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hope International University?

Hope International University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 49% submitted a class rank. At Hope International University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 67% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Hope International University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15%
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 16.5%
2.50 and 2.9 16.5%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hope International University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Hope International University 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.

More Information on Transferring to Hope International University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hope International University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Hope International University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Hope International University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hope International University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hope International University.

Does Hope International University accept transfer credits?

✅ Hope International University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hope International University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Hope International University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Hope International University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hope International University?

✅ Hope International University is not test optional.

What is Hope International University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Hope International University is 32%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hope International University?

❌ Hope International University does not offer early decision.

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California Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into California? California is a somewhat selective institution. The California acceptance rate is 32%. This means that the institution accepts 32 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

California GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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