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 1276 - 1596 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Hope average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Hope has an acceptance rate of 47% with 41% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll.

Overall Hope Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hope International University was reported as 46.8% in Fall 2013 with over 408 college 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 SAT Scores: 1276 - 1596
  • Hope ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Hope Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hope International University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 38.6%
  • 2010-2011: 53.8%
  • 2011-2012: 52.2%
  • 2012-2013: 51.9%
  • 2013-2014: 46.8%
  • Projected Hope Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 49.4%

How Does Hope Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hope International University is nineteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Whittier College63.3%
Vanguard University of Southern California69.8%
Concordia University-Irvine91.2%
Pomona College13.9%
Scripps College35.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hope (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading433 - 538
Math420 - 528
Writing423 - 530
Total Score1276 - 1596
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score17 - 22
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