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Hawaii Pacific University
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  • 4 Year
  • HONOLULU, HI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The well-being of the HPU community is our university’s highest priority. We continue to monitor government directives and we have assessed COVID-19 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement policies, procedures, as we develop plans to keep our university community members healthy and safe. We plan to resume in-person instruction in August for the fall 2021 term. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Hawaii Pacific is a private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,217 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hawaii Pacific acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 45% of students, Hawaii Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.

About

1 ALOHA TOWER DRIVE
HONOLULU, HI 96813
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

Hawaii Pacific University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

HPU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,281 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,620 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 76 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 76 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
8
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,217 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,478
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • They could be from anywhere
    62%
  • Not a Hawaii local
    15%
  • Most are stuck up
    13%
  • From an other country
    6%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
60%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 60 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Diverse with students from many different countrie
    59%
  • Diverse in people, ideas, and outlooks.
    22%
  • Diverse, beautiful, and filled with opportunities
    14%
  • overrated
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 39 responses

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