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California Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to California, the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to California?

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.

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

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 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to California?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at California

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

California 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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
Interview
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into California?

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 50%
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 look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

California is not test optional. 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.

What's a Good SAT Score for California?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for California?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Hope International University

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

California Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to California?

Students who are admitted to California must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does California accept transfer credits?

California accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. California accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

California accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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.

See what others say about California in the College Confidential forums

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California Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

38%

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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California Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

California ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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California SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

470 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 560

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California GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.34

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,200

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

38%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$35,450

Out-of-State

$35,450

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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