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  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Hawaii Pacific is a private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,553 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 42% 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
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
$27,245/ 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
    $23,838/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,860/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,587/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,620/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,003/ 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
2,553Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
36%
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
56%
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
42%
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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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.
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I like the average amount about of people in the class. Its the same as normal classes in which i can make some friends and sometimes socialize with the teachers. I don’t enjoy the location of the area because the classes are a little far from each other making us walk with strangers among us daily. It doesnt seem safe, but thankfully there are some securities placed in different areas that we can easily go to and they are able to escort us anywhere we feel unsafe.
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.