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"Hope challenged me to grow both in the classroom and out."Kyle Henderson, Youth Pastor
Real Life Christian Church, Gilbert, AZ
Hope’s main campus is strategically located in the heart of Orange County, California, in the city of Fullerton. In addition, our online degree programs make it possible for students to take courses from anywhere in the world!
Paul H. Alexander, Ph.D. became the seventh President of Hope International University on August 16, 2019.
Steven D. Edgington, Ph.D. was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs in February 2021.
Teresa Smith was appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management in February, 2010.
Michael Mulryan was appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement in February, 2010.
Joshua Arnold, Ed.D. was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs in June, 2022.
Tom McGlinchey was appointed HIU's Vice President for Business and Finance in April, 2019.
Hope International University’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ.
Hope International University was first accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in 1969 and became a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in 1993.
94% of undergraduate students receive some form of student aid or scholarships to attend Hope.
Average financial aid package for undergraduates on campus: $22,000.
Team Name: The Royals
Colors: navy blue, gray and white
Retention rates and other information, as required by the US Department of Education.
Within a few miles of Hope, you will find a wide range of entertainment options including:
The main Fullerton campus has on-campus housing available for students. All rooms have private bathrooms and showers, and the number of students per room varies from 4 to 1.
A beautiful cobalt blue cross is depicted next to our logo on the signage on the north end of our Fullerton campus. The cross has a unique design that aligns itself with the Googie architecture of our buildings and was modeled after a design by acclaimed artist and architectural sculptor Randall E. Secrest. Secrest's original piece is a large stained glass window in the sanctuary of Chaparral Christian Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. The striking color of the cross invites viewers to reflect on the greatness of Christ.