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Chances of getting into Hope International University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
38%
Admission Difficulty for Hope International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into HIU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at HIU is 38%.  It ranks #19 in California and #134 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. HIU is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 304 out of 794 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent (SAT 930/1100 ACT 18/24). Hope International University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.34. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The HIU application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Hope International University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

HIU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
930-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT 
90%
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Hope International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1020

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 840. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. HIU ranks #57 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hope International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >54%
1015 to 1100 Avg + 38%-54%
930 to 1015 Avg - 24%-38%
845 to 930 Reach 15%-24%
Less than 845 Low <15%
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HIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
16%
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Hope International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #46 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hope International University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hope International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >54%
21 to 24 Avg + 38%-54%
18 to 21 Avg - 24%-38%
15 to 18 Reach 15%-24%
Less than 15 Low <15%
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HIU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.34
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 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #66 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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High School GPA's for admitted Hope International University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 17.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 13.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 6.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 29.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

73% of Hope International University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hope International University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 2%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 73%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Hope International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 506 288 794
Accepted 196 108 304
Acceptance Rate 39% 38% 38%
Enrolled 63 36 99
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 33% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
87

Applicants have 87 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hope International University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Hope International University Application 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?

38% of those who apply are granted admission to HIU. Admission competition is high and the college has very 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 930 and 1100. 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 18 and 24. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.