Hope International University: Narrative Description

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2500 East Nutwood Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3138
Tel: (714)879-3901
Free: 800-762-1294
Fax: (714)526-0231
Web Site: http://www.hiu.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 16-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4346 per student. Total enrollment: 1,275. Faculty: 155 (27 full-time, 128 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 414 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 452 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 557 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 25 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 8% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 50% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at California State University, Fullerton. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, top 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous until 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $21,800 includes full-time tuition ($16,100), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($5400). College room only: $3098. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $595 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, Sadie Hawkins Day, Happy House. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 400 college housing spaces available; 357 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Darling Library with 100,000 books, 500 serials, 600 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $217,865. 44 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Fullerton.

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