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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Hawaii - West Oahu is a public university located in Kapolei, Hawaii in the Honolulu Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,611 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hawaii - West Oahu acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Public Administration, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 39% of students, Hawaii - West Oahu alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
About University of Hawaii - West Oahu...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707

University of Hawaii - West Oahu 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
79%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
870-1110
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$8,571/ 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
    $5,906/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,732/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,357/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,078/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,172/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,611Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,471
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Layed-back, approachable
    14%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • To themselves
    9%
  • Proficient
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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University of Hawaii - West Oahu Reviews

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This school really is up and coming! They are constantly expanding, and at the moment they have a great staff that really cares about their students. The tuition is super affordable too, which never hurts! The reason I gave four stars out of five is that there isn't really a lot of on-campus activity, and there aren't a lot of aid options for non-Hawaiians. Aside from that though, this school is like a community college that offers bachelors degress. I was going to transfer to UH Manoa, a sister school, and I found it overwhelming! UHWO is perfect for a lowkey student trying to get a great degree.
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My advisors are great! They are really helpful. We’ve had multiple phone meetings and now I’m on the right track to getting my bachelors finally. I’m so excited that I was finally able to figure out my route and that we were able to get me enrolled in classes. So, I’m now enrolled and taking my first college class in nearly 13 years. I’m nervous, but I know with my academic advisor, I’ll be able to succeed and stay on track.
UH-West Oahu is a fairly new campus that is located on the west end of the island. The atmosphere at the campus is very welcoming, The staff are very helpful and provide excellent academic advising. Being part of the student body at UH West Oahu is like having an extended family. The Professors are very knowledgable in their course of study and very approachable. I truly believe that being comfortable in your learning environment plays an important part of your academic success.