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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Hawaii Pacific is a private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,384 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hawaii Pacific acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Hawaii Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.
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
1020-1220
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,688/ 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
$13,473/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.74 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,384Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,161
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
  • They could be from anywhere
    66%
  • Not a Hawaii local
    16%
  • Most are stuck up
    11%
  • From an other country
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Diverse with students from many different countrie
    61%
  • Diverse in people, ideas, and outlooks.
    22%
  • Diverse, beautiful, and filled with opportunities
    14%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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I like the small class sizes and professor accessibility at HPU. I do not like how unorganized administration is, their lack of communication between administration, professors and the students, and I do not like the lack of leadership within the nursing department. There should be more clear communication between the professors and students as to what is expected, and each class should have the same requirements regardless of the professor or clinical instructor.
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School is good but DO NOT STAY AT ALOHA TOWER DORMS! They test alarms in the morning, often on breaks or weekends, the food is absolutely disgusting, and if you’re vegan good luck. I’ve also experienced the security ignore my phone call, hows that for safety? I recommend off campus housing if possible. Other than the dorms the school is quite good.
What I like about HPU is the small class sizes offered to students. The classes can range from 30 students to as small as 8. I personally enjoy this small of a class size because I can be personal with my professors and feel comfortable with my other classmates. Another thing I liked about HPU was the location, everything is easy to access being only 10 minutes from the mall on the bus and being in the financial district of downtown. However I did rate things as average or very good, because housing is expensive, the classes can be either very hard or very easy, and the price is expensive. Hence on why I am applying to scholarships. I rated the party scene low as HPU is not much of a party school and for me I find that to be great so I know I will be safe.