Fullerton, California

HIU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Hope International University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Hope International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope International University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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HIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Hope International University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hope International University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

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Admission Statistics

Hope International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 516 270 786
Accepted 145 78 223
Acceptance Rate 28% 29% 28%
Enrolled 51 42 96
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 54% 43%

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.