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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Hope International is an above-average private, Christian university located in Fullerton, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 597 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Hope International acceptance rate is 29%. Popular majors include Business, Social Science Research Methods, and Theological and Ministerial Studies. Graduating 54% of students, Hope International alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.
2500 E Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference

Hope International University Rankings

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Hope International Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1070
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,850/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,655/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    35%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
597Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
146
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Well rounded
    67%
  • Busy with multiple responsibilities
    22%
  • super nice
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
43%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Academically excellent
    80%
  • Socially inclined
    10%
  • Waste of money and time
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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I liked Hope International as it was an extremely friendly community. It is a Christian school that enforces religious class which is totally understandable, but I absolutely loved how the religion professors did not force you to interpret or read the Bible a certain way, but they would mention ways you may or may not think of the texts. They let you think on your own, but still did a great job at teaching the material. However, administration is a bit messy as they seem to be extremely unorganized. You really need to keep track of papers and submissions as they can get forgotten about or lost!
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Since it’s a small private school you really get to have a closer relationship with your professors, counselors, advisors and fellow classmates. Even during this pandemic Hope has done their best to make learning easy and fun!
Ironically, Hope International University lives up to it's name. For students, like myself, who come from low-income areas Hope is a great place to turn too. They provide scholarships for all their students! The campus is small but as a result of that the community is safe and friendly, a home away from home. Whether you're a Christian or not the relationships created with students, faculty, and professors goes beyond the classroom and prepares you for life, your career, and a source of encouragement for difficulties life throws your way. It challenges you academically and the professors aren't there for the paycheck only, they are passionate scholars who desire their students to grow academically, so they can become scholars as well. Hope successfully lives up to its name.