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  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 $35,300.
About University of Hawaii - West Oahu...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707
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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
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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.26 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,611Undergrads
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 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    62%
  • Layed-back, approachable
    14%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • To themselves
    10%
  • Proficient
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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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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It's a fairly new school so it's pretty rough around the edges, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a fair chance. It's a great school for creative media majors who want a sense of community and opportunity. Teachers are always helpful in trying to further your career. It's also a wonderful place to meet international students thanks to Tokai University being part of the system. I have made friends from another country and feel really connected with others because of it.

They could use more resources and facilities but like i said it's growing and there is a creative media building that should be done by next year.
UH West Oahu is a peaceful school attend for college. For its location, its convenient for students who live on the west side to manageably commute, instead of driving far to other schools such as Manoa. The professors are really passionate on their professions they teach to their students. In the future, I would like to see the expansion of West Oahu, such as the new Creative Media building.