760 reviews
  1. Honolulu, HI
  2. 4 Year
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
    C+
  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
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
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
62%
SAT Scores Range
870-1110
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Hawaii Pacific University

Cost

Net Price
$21,275/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,663/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,034/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,421/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,488/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,230/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
3,145Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • 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
17%
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 Hawaii Pacific University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
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

Hawaii Pacific University Reviews

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The close-knit English department is probably my favorite part about this college. The professors and faculty (especially the 5th floor librarians) are extremely helpful and genuinely interested in your well-being, interests, and success. The curriculum is challenging and thought-provoking--something I think current and future generations will depend on to help ask and answer questions about the coming cultural shifts. One suggestion for improvement would be on the process of advising. I personally did not know I had a recent change in advisers and would like to have been kept up-to-date on that.
So far my experience at HPU has been great! The classes I'm taking are great and worthwhile. The teachers do know wha they are talking about and it has been really helpful. Because the downtown campus is located in the heart of Honolulu there are so many place sto visit such as Chinatown, the mall, and the beach. There are a diverse amount of food places ranging from local foods to chinese, filipino, and indian foods. On the Hawaii Loa campus, there are so much to do there too. Various hikes are just a few minutes away. There are also famous tourist sites such as Lanikai beach. This part of the campus is very beautiful because the campus faces the Ko'olau mountains.
Weekends are fun, but not the best place to study. The school is located in downtown Honolulu, which is not that safe. Homeless people are everywhere around the campus. The professors are nice, but students are not serious about their future career. HPU has been selected America's no.1 university for diversity. You are going to meet a lot of students from different countries, which is pretty cool. HPU has a lot of different Study Abroad programs. So many country options and they are not expensive at all. The Study Abroad Office is very helpful. Hawaii is a very international place, and if you are interested in international relations and making foreign friends, this is the right place for you.