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Chances of getting into Hope International University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
36.8%
Admission Difficulty for Hope International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into HIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 252 out of 685 applicants were admitted making HIU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Hope International University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Hope International University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
90%
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 990

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

Hope International University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #68 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >50%
990 to 1070 Avg + 37%-50%
910 to 990 Avg - 26%-37%
830 to 910 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 830 Low <17%
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HIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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. The school ranks #68 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hope International University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hope International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >52%
19 to 23 Avg + 37%-52%
16 to 19 Avg - 27%-37%
13 to 16 Reach 19%-27%
Less than 13 Low <19%
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HIU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Hope International University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into HIU. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.25 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Hope International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 427 258 685
Accepted 161 91 252
Acceptance Rate 38% 35% 37%
Enrolled 65 44 109
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 48% 43%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
106

Applicants have 106 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hope International University is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hope International University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hope International University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Hope International University prefer SAT or ACT?

90% of students submit their SAT scores to HIU. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hope International University?

37% of those who apply are granted admission to HIU. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hope International University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1070. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hope International University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.