#37 Best Private Colleges in California

Hope International University

Fullerton, California

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Student Population
Hope International University overview
Location Fullerton, California
Online hiu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Hope International University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Fullerton, California, Hope International University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ faith. In the most recent statistical year 685 prospective students applied, and 252 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 109 enrolled in the school.  919 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 334 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,250 plus fees of $1,150. HIU is ranked 946 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



HIU is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Hope International University overview
SAT 910/1070
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.25
Applications Accepted
Hope International University overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Hope International University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,917
Other Fees$1,150
Room and Board $10,680
Budget for Other Expenses$3,240
Total One Year Cost$49,237

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hope International University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 36%
Work and Family Studies 18%
Business 18%
Psychology 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 6%

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