If you are thinking about applying to California, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 20 and the application fee costs $50.
The following is an overiew of some of California's admissions stats.
|California 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||12%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||3%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||1%|
These are the application deadlines for Hope International University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
California does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
California has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by California during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with California for more information on admission factors.
To apply to California, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with California'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|
Students admitted to California have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At California 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 27% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.
At Hope International University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||12%|
|3.50 and 3.74||11%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||20%|
|2.50 and 2.9||22%|
|2.00 and 2.49||8%|
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 California directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
California looks 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 2022, 3% of California's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other California applicants, you should strive to score between 1000 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At California 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of California students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of California students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
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 40%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at California?
❌ California does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into California? California is a somewhat selective institution. The California acceptance rate is 40%. This means that the institution accepts 39 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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 3.26. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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