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Hope International University is a private institution that was founded in 1928. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 964, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 18 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hope International University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 22. Its tuition and fees are $25,264 (2012-13).
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Hope International University is a regionally accredited private Christian university enrolling approximately 1700 students representing more than 35 states and 40 countries. The institution is comprised of five colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Management, College of Education, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies, and College of Psychology & Counseling.
Hope was founded in 1928 as Pacific Bible Seminary, when it began its long-standing tradition of empowering students to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. The University provides students with a leadership and ethics focused education in service-based professions through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, education, ministry, music, psychology and counseling, human development and other social sciences. In addition, certificate and degree completion programs for working adults are offered.
A significant number choose programs delivered via the Internet, as the University has developed a strong track record of delivering online education.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Churches/Churches of Christ|
When applying to Hope International University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Hope International University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 33.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||33.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Hope International University is 12:1, and the school has 75.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hope International University include: Theology and Religious Vocations; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.
Hope International University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 964, with a gender distribution of 42.7 percent male students and 57.3 percent female students. At this school, 43.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57.0 percent of students live off campus. Hope International University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Hope International University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Hope International University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hope International University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Hope International University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Hope International University, 94.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,530.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$25,264 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,600 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data