HIU Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Hope International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into HIU? The school has a 32% acceptance rate. Last year, 323 out of 1,006 applicants were admitted making HIU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hope International University?

Hope International University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >44%
1010 to 1120 Avg + 32%-44%
900 to 1010 Avg - 22%-32%
790 to 900 Reach 14%-22%
Less than 790 Low <14%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into HIU?

Admission data indicates that HIU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hope International University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hope International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >47%
20 to 23 Avg + 32%-47%
18 to 20 Avg - 24%-32%
16 to 18 Reach 17%-24%
Less than 16 Low <17%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Hope International University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

Hope International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 678 328 1,006
Accepted 211 112 323
Acceptance Rate 31% 34% 32%
Enrolled 59 48 107
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 43% 33%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hope International University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hope International University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hope International University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120537 IPEDS survey data for Hope International University.