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Christian Life Profile

 Stand out from the crowd at HIU 

Not too big and not too small, Hope International University is just the right size for you to get the most out of your college experience! Our campus community is close-knit and brimming with opportunities for you to get involved and be an integral part of the community.

HIU, ranked by U.S.News & World Report as a Western Regional College, offers a highlypersonalized educational experience where students can discover more about who they are, how God has gifted them, and how they can put theirstrengths to use to make an impact with their life. With a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, students receive one-on-one mentorship from professors andare encouraged to achieve their personal best in all areas of their lives. 

Between student government,dorm life, clubs, events, intramural sports, annual musicals, and worship band, the opportunities you will find at HIU are unforgettable!

Academics connected to real life
Your academic program will serve as a foundation for your life. Our programs feature real-world application so you are prepared for a fulfilling career upon graduation. Christian faith and leadership are woven throughout all course work. Our students are challenged to learn how to think rather than what to think.

Your spiritual life matters
Integrating faith and learning is something we take seriously, and our students are challenged to grow intellectually as well as in their love for God. It’s not enough to just talk about faith; our students are provided with hands-on opportunities to serve thecampus, the community, and the church around the world. Through weekly chapel, student-led small groups, and service ministries, HIU students can connect and engage spiritually with the larger body of Christ and grow like never before.

Orange County, California
We can’t help but brag! Nestled in one of the most dynamic areas of California, Orange County (OC) has so much to offer, including world-class beaches, amusement parks, mountains, shopping, dining, performing arts, sports and concert arenas, and outdoor activities. We are about 20 minutes away from the beach and 45 minutes away from the mountains.

The city of Fullerton is in the heart of OC and has a charming downtown area featuring vintage and boutique shops, plenty of interesting places to eat or have coffee, and live music to entertain. Plus, as a world leader in aerospace, entertainment, fashion, technology, telecommunications, and biomedicine, OC offers prime internship opportunities.



Who We Are: Founded in 1928, HIU is a Christ-centered university in southern California integrating faith, service, and learning.

Mission: Our mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the church and impact the world for Christ.

Location: Our main campus is located in the heart of Orange County in the city of Fullerton in picturesque Southern California. We are just minutes away from world-class beaches and 30 miles from Los Angeles.

Student Body: Our diverse student body of approximately 500 represents over 35 states and 40 countries around the world.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1\

Accreditation: HIU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has programmatic accreditation by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).\

Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball (m, w), Cheerleading (w), Cross-country (m, w), Soccer (m, w), Softball (w), Tennis (m, w), Volleyball (m, w) 

Alumni Feature
“Attending Hope has been one of the highlights of my life. The educational experience happened in the classroom, on site at my internship, and also through the remarkable community that exists at HIU. If you’re looking for a Christian school with high academic standards and a community that you can thrive in, Hope is the place for you. You will fall in love with the faculty and staff and make lifelong memories living on a Christian campus. If you want to be known by professors and students, choose Hope. I promise it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!”
Stephen Pate (B.A. ’07, M.A. ’11)
Pastor of Student Ministries
Downey First Christian Church

Undergraduate Majors

College of Arts & Sciences
• Associate of Arts
• Bachelor of Arts
- English Literature
- Liberal Arts Contract Programs
with CSUF*
  Customized Concentration
  Pre-physical Therapy
- Social Science
  Social Science: Criminal Justice
  Social Science: Human Services

College of Business & Management
• Bachelor of Arts
- Business & Management
- Business & Management: Accounting
- Business & Management: Marketing
- Business & Management: Sports Management
- Cross-Cultural Business

College of Education
• Bachelor of Arts
Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education: Customized
- Secondary Education: English
- Secondary Education: Social Science

Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies
• Bachelor of Arts
- Biblical Studies
- Children & Family Ministry
- Church Ministry
- Intercultural Studies
- Youth & Family Ministry
• Bachelor of Music
- Worship Arts

College of Psychology & Counseling
• Bachelor of Arts
- Psychology
- Psychology: Child & Adolescent Development
- Psychology: Child Life Specialist
- Psychology: Infant & Toddler Mental Health
- Social Science: Child & Adolescent Development

* California State University—Fullerton is located across
the street from HIU. Through partnership, we offer academic programs that blend course work from HIU and CSUF, thereby offering our students a wider array of program options.

Online and graduate programs are also available. See