Hope International University (Hope)

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Hope can be found in Fullerton, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Hope.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to Hope. A score between 910 - 1070 on the SAT exam, or 16 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Hope average GPA (2.71 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Hope has an acceptance rate of 37% with 43% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hiu.edu.

Overall Hope Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hope International University was reported as 36.8% in Fall 2020 with over 685 applications submitted to Hope. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Hope ACT Scores: 16 - 23
  • Hope Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Hope International University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hope, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hope International University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 32.1%
  • 2017-2018: 28.4%
  • 2018-2019: 29.5%
  • 2019-2020: 36.8%
  • Projected Hope Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 30.3%

How Does Hope Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hope International University is fifty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Whittier College57.1%
Vanguard University of Southern California49.5%
Concordia University-Irvine70.8%
Pomona College7.4%
Claremont McKenna College10.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hope (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 530
Math460 - 540
Total Score910 - 1070
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 23
Math19 - 23
Composite Score16 - 23
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