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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
    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 2,411 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 $35,600.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,547/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
Part-Time Undergrads
1,149
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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
$49,900/ 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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Hawaii Pacific University is a private university. Some classes are really small which really greats because it makes the professor helps all the students in the class. HPU's tuition is really expensive but they also give good grants and scholarship. The campus is downtown is not really safe because there's a lot of homeless and some security just stand and use their phone but they also have different locations on campus like the one in Kaneohe, mostly the classes there are for Nursing students. HPU is not really a party school but they have a lot of events of sports. Lastly, the dorms are not bad, it's close to a lot of restaurants and Hawaii tourist spots.
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.