Hope International University

Hope International University

Hope International University is a Christian university and was founded in 1928. It was then known as the Pacific Bible Seminary. The school was renamed the Pacific Christian College in 1962. It received university status in the year 1997, and was renamed the Hope International University. The campus of the university is located in Fullerton, California.

Hope International University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in diverse areas of study such as psychology, worship arts, social science, business administration, and intercultural studies. The courses are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • Pacific Christian College
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Professional Studies

The students of Hope International University take part in sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and softball. The university offers financial assistance to the students through a number of scholarships, grants, and loans.

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Contacting Hope International

Hope International University
2500 E Nutwood Ave
Fullerton , CA 92831-3199
General Phone: (714) 879-3901

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Hope International Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy59bible studies, missionary studies, religious music, theological and ministerial studies, youth ministry
Business and Management59business management, non-profit management
Family and Social Work58family studies
Therapy and Counseling50psychology, counseling psychology
Education and Teaching46social foundations of education, elementary school teaching, social science teaching
Liberal Arts21general studies, social services, international development

Number of programs and degrees for Hope International in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1118
Bachelor's degree17711
Associate's degree43
Award of less than 1 academic year11
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Hope International Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hope International had a total enrollment of 974 students (835 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 7%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 19%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 14%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Hope International Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %

Hope International Room and Board (2007)

Hope International offers campus housing for 479 of its 835 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Fullerton, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Hope International Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430540
SAT Math423548
SAT Writing420528
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1821
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hope International Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,860
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,860
Room and board $ 6,940
Room charge $ 4,980
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,250
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 2,970

Financial Aid:
Hope International participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 125200)

Hope International Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$61,9070*
Associate professorcalendar year3$39,6722*
Assistant professorcalendar year6$45,1654$39,961
All faculty totalcalendar year18$52,6216$44,713

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year4$50,9113$49,897
Assistant professoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year8$50,5524$47,423

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hope International Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Golden State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports474895

Hope International Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Development Economics and International Development
General Studies
Social Sciences, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hope International Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Hope International Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Hope International % students on athletic fin. aid
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Hope International Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Hope International % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Hope International Number of students
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Hope International % of degrees in therapy and counseling

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