HIU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Hope International University
How hard is it to get into HIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 28% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 223 out of 786 applicants were admitted making HIU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Hope International University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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HIU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
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 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #68 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>40%|
|1080 to 1170||Avg +||28%-40%|
|990 to 1080||Avg -||19%-28%|
|900 to 990||Reach||12%-19%|
|Less than 900||Low||<12%|
HIU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT17%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hope International University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>41%|
|21 to 26||Avg +||28%-41%|
|17 to 21||Avg -||20%-28%|
|13 to 17||Reach||13%-20%|
|Less than 13||Low||<13%|
Avg. High School GPA3.25*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need above average high school grades to get into Hope International University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hope International University was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to HIU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||54%||43%|
What are the requirements for admission to Hope International University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.