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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
    A-
Hawaii Pacific is a private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,411 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hawaii Pacific acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 44% of students, Hawaii Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.
About Hawaii Pacific University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1 Aloha Tower Dr
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

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$28,706/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,191/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,941/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,618/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,949/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,100/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.67 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,411Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • They could be from anywhere
    63%
  • Not a Hawaii local
    18%
  • Most are stuck up
    11%
  • From an other country
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.51 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Diverse with students from many different countrie
    64%
  • Diverse in people, ideas, and outlooks.
    24%
  • Diverse, beautiful, and filled with opportunities
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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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.
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Great institution with flexible hours and varying options for courses. Student life is very accommodating with shops, study halls and most classes being within reasonable distance from living quarters. HPU is located in the epicenter of Honolulu just minutes from Waikiki beach, so good times are never far away. Professors are very adept in teaching and understanding different learning styles. Classroom sizes can vary from very large (50+)to relatively small(15-20). Overall the atmosphere is very Aloha.
Love this college! They have so much to offer and the teachers are incredible.The class ration is an average 14 to 1, which I really prefer than a lecture hall filled with 100 students. HPU also has great resources for job opportunities post college.