Hope International University

Private, Four-years School Located in Fullerton, CA

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How much is the HIU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, HIU's tuition & fees is $35,700 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,953 when a student lives on-campus.

HIU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$35,700
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$13,050
On-campus Expenses$3,051
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$35,952

How Much Does it Cost to Go to HIU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $145,335 at HIU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $216,475. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $139,549.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$35,952$52,700$33,670
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,205$53,626$34,463
Junior (2025-26)$36,461$54,582$35,283
Senior (2026-27)$36,718$55,567$36,132
4 Years Total$145,335$216,475$139,549
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,205$53,626$34,463
Sophomore (2025-26)$36,461$54,582$35,283
Junior (2026-27)$36,718$55,567$36,132
Senior (2027-28)$36,977$56,583$37,012
4 Years Total$146,360$220,358$142,890
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$36,461$54,582$35,283
Sophomore (2026-27)$36,718$55,567$36,132
Junior (2027-28)$36,977$56,583$37,012
Senior (2028-29)$37,237$57,632$37,922
4 Years Total$147,393$224,364$146,349
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$36,718$55,567$36,132
Sophomore (2027-28)$36,977$56,583$37,012
Junior (2028-29)$37,237$57,632$37,922
Senior (2029-30)$37,500$58,714$38,865
4 Years Total$148,432$228,496$149,931
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$36,977$56,583$37,012
Sophomore (2028-29)$37,237$57,632$37,922
Junior (2029-30)$37,500$58,714$38,865
Senior (2030-31)$37,765$59,831$39,842
4 Years Total$149,479$232,760$153,641

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, HIU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $22,481.
Hope International University$35,700
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between HIU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Hope International UniversityFullerton, CA$35,700$14,916
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivar, MO$26,970$5,520
Quinnipiac UniversityHamden, CT$51,790$20,740
Freed-Hardeman UniversityHenderson, TN$24,300$11,430
Augsburg UniversityMinneapolis, MN$42,064$13,732
King UniversityBristol, TN$33,784$14,181
Bethel UniversityMcKenzie, TN$16,871$11,448
Eastern Oregon UniversityLa Grande, OR$23,516$18,378
San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA$19,779$18,837
Northwest Nazarene UniversityNampa, ID$36,298$11,293
California State Polytechnic University-PomonaPomona, CA$19,319$18,377

Financial Aid and COA

At Hope International University, 558 students (90%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $18,896.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at HIU is $34,057 for students living on-campus and $40,600 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 95 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $23,077 and the average amount of student loans is $5,845.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,953
COA (off-campus)$59,496
Tuition & Fees$35,700
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,253
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,057
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$40,600
Average Financial Aid$18,896
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship55890%$18,896
Pell Grants29648%$4,395
Federal Student Loan37861%$6,588
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid95100%-
Grants or Scholarships95100%$23,077
Federal Grants4042%$5,816
Pell Grants4042%$5,409
Other Federal Grants1920%$855
State/Local Grants3840%$7,063
Institutional Grants9499%$17,993
Student Loan Aid6063%$5,845
Federal Student Loans6063%$4,804
Other Student Loans55%$12,503

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

HIU's acceptance rate is 39.97%. A total of 723 applicants applied to and 289 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 105 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 36.33%.
To apply to HIU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate39.97%39.84%40.04%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.33%36.27%36.36%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Hope International University has a total of 1,116 students including 590 undergraduate and 526 graduate students. By gender, there are 428 male students and 710 female students attending HIU. The school offers online degree programs and 514 students enrolled online exclusively (46.06% of all students).
Total1,138 428710
Undergraduate619 275344
Graduate519 153366

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2500 E Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered35 Programs
Online Program Offered17 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered11 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate32.22%
Student Population1,116
Graduation Rate50%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate60% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties35 (Full-time), 194 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs148 (Full-time), 231 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$50,998
Average Staff Salary$60,135