We’re so glad you’re here! Hope International University is a uniquely small private Christian university in Southern California where you can explore and find your potential! Your college years are the time for you to try new things and discover what you want to do with your life. We believe HIU is the best place to do all of that. With our small community, you’ll have the chance to really get to know faculty, staff, fellow students, and build life-long friendships and mentorships. It’s so easy to get involved in the community here and you are so much more than a number! Our professors take great joy in investing in their students and preparing them for a lifetime of impact. Check it out for yourself and see if HIU is the place for you.

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Choose from over 20 majors and find a program you love! With a student-professor ratio of 14:1, you are sure to get to know your professors on a personal level. Plus, all our professors have real-life experience in the fields they teach.



  • Associate Ministry
  • Biblical Studies
  • Business & Management
    • Accounting*
    • Management
    • Customized Concentration
  • Children & Family Ministry
  • Communication*
  • Criminal Justice*
  • Cross-Cultural Business Administration
  • English Literature
  • Intercultural Studies (Missions)
  • Kinesiology*
  • Liberal Arts
    • Customized Concentration
  • Liberal Studies (Elementary Education Preparation)
    • Customized Concentration
  • Physical Therapy*
  • Pre-Medicine*
  • Preaching
  • Psychology
  • Social Science (Secondary Education Preparation)*
  • Social Science
    • Child Development
    • Human Services
    • Customized Concentration
  • Worship Arts
  • Youth & Family Ministry


  • Worship Arts

* These programs are offered in conjunction with California State University, Fullerton

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There’s so much more to life at HIU than classes and studying. Get involved with student government and practice your leadership skills. Take a semester to study abroad in a country you haven’t visited before. Challenge yourself by taking advantage of our frequent mission trips led by our campus minister. Experience some healthy competition by joining one of our athletics teams including men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and women’s softball. Serve your fellow students by leading a small group Bible study or serving as a residence hall assistant. Join the band and lead worship in chapel.

There are so many ways to get involved and explore your talents that you won’t want to graduate in four years! (Although we encourage you to try.) Read more here!

We can’t help but brag. We are nestled within one of the most dynamic areas of California in Orange County (OC). OC has so much to offer including being about 20 minutes away from world class beaches and 45 minutes away from the mountains. Our students have been known to take the challenge of surfing in the morning and finishing out the day by snowboarding in the afternoon/evening!

The city of Fullerton is right in the heart of central and northern OC. With a charming downtown area with boutique shopping and fun restaurants and jazz clubs, your weekends will be full of exciting excursions. Of course we can’t forget the plethora of coffee shops located within walking distance.

Disneyland is about 15 minutes away, so you can enjoy having an annual pass and going year-round! Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios are also nearby, as is Hollywood and the exciting metropolitan city of Los Angeles. Enjoy a wide variety of musical performances and shows to delight your senses! There’s a lot to love here in Orange County.

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“The time I spent as a student at Hope provided me with more than just an excellent education. I was given leadership opportunities that I never would have experienced anywhere else. Because of the professors, the classes, the friends I gained, and the lessons I learned at Hope, I've been fully equipped for the ministry to which God has called me.” Jessica Mahan, (B.A. Music & Worship ’06) Worship Pastor, Valley Christian Church, Chino, CA

Our alumni are changing the world! Whether they are running for public office, serving on the missions field in Africa, working as a Vice President for Nordstrom department store, or counseling individuals one on one, our alumni all share one thing in common – they are changing the world for Christ! Read more here.

Our Counselors would love to chat with you! They can let you know more about HIU as well as go over the admissions process and financial aid with you. Contact them today, but first, see which counselor is the one for your area. Click here to see what areas they serve. Then email or call your counselor!

The best way to get a feel for all that HIU has to offer is by visiting! If you’re close enough to make a trip here, contact us to set up a date by visiting this site.

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