Hope International University

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2500 Nutwood Avenue

Fullerton, CA 92831

Phone: (714) 879-3901
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#22 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Hope International University is a private institution that was founded in 1928. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,165, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 22. Its tuition and fees are $26,050 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1928
Religious affiliation Christian Churches/Churches of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $4,740,908


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 less selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Hope International University is 10:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 11%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Hope International University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,165, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. Hope International University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,650
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Paying for School

At Hope International University, 76.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,339.

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 $26,050 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,600 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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