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
    A-
Hawaii Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1110
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$23,845/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,372/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,863/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,250/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,655/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,680/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
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
2,826Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • 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
47%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
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've only just started at HPU but so far, I am very satisfied with my experience. As a graduate student, the class size is small which provides more opportunities to engage in class lecture and speak with the professor. The professors are well-educated and knowledgeable about the course material. The classrooms are small but equipped with everything you need. The campus is safe with security guards standing by. You must pay for parking, but there is meter parking near by that works well for graduate students with class in the evenings. But as an undergrad, parking could be an issue. The area is also infested with older, homeless people that can sometimes get awkward, but I've never felt unsafe.
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The school is beautiful and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone is so kind and if you are looking for a different college experience, this is the best place to go. It is very intercultural and you learn to see things in different perspectives! It is a great university.
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.