B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Hawaii Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Website

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.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Hawaii Pacific University

Cost

Net Price
$21,275/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,663/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,034/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,421/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,488/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,230/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,145Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • They could be from anywhere
    62%
  • Not a Hawaii local
    19%
  • Most are stuck up
    11%
  • From an other country
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
17%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse with students from many different countrie
    66%
  • Diverse in people, ideas, and outlooks.
    24%
  • Diverse, beautiful, and filled with opportunities
    10%

After Hawaii Pacific University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
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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Hawaii Pacific University Reviews

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Hawaii Pacific University offers a military campus program for all military members and their families. It allows them to take 8 week classes on base at a discounted rate. This was a great opportunity for me to get through my general education requirements before starting my bachelors degree. My professors and classes have all been fine, but I would not recommend this college to other students if they have other options. There is a lot of disorganization and confusion between staff members at Hawaii Pacific University which causes a lot of unnecessary stress and wasted time for students. For how much students pay for tuition I expected better.
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The small class sizes at Hawaii Pacific University makes it easier to connect with professors as well as peers, creating a personalized, as well as collaborative learning environment for students. There are many great restaurants nearby as the university is located in the heart of downtown Honolulu. HPU is also has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. However, the cost of living in Hawaii is higher than average. Also, HPU is more of a commuter college, unless you live in the Hawaii Loa dorms (which is scheduled to close down in the future) or at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. It is great for introverts, people who commute often from school to work, or live close by. Otherwise, there is very limited dorming opportunity as this is a smaller school. Although, HPU is known for being the school with the highest return on inverstment in the State of Hawaii. That, and the fact that you'd be living in HAWAII is a plus.
The close-knit English department is probably my favorite part about this college. The professors and faculty (especially the 5th floor librarians) are extremely helpful and genuinely interested in your well-being, interests, and success. The curriculum is challenging and thought-provoking--something I think current and future generations will depend on to help ask and answer questions about the coming cultural shifts. One suggestion for improvement would be on the process of advising. I personally did not know I had a recent change in advisers and would like to have been kept up-to-date on that.