Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii
4-year Private university


Hawaii Pacific University is a private institution established in 1965 with urban setting located at Honolulu. It is ranked 59 in Regional Universities West in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 25,980 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3568. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#59th in Regional Universities West
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1965
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
3,568 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $25,980
Outstate Tuition Fee $25,980
Room and Board Fees $14,800
$44,900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


75% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.43 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$16,446 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$3,949 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $44,334
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
63% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships


Other Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Hawaii Pacific University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and plays in the association's Pacific West Conference, the PacWest. We offer 14 competitive sports in total; 6 Men’s teams and 8 Women’s teams. A limited amount of athletic scholarships are available upon the discretion of the sport’s head coach.
Newspaper scholarships
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Details Newspaper scholarships are awarded to a select number of incoming undergraduate students interested in working for HPU’s student newspaper, Kalamalama. Applicants should demonstrate a record of past journalistic achievements and be interested in continuing to write at the collegiate level. Priority consideration for available newspaper scholarships will be given to those who submit their admissions application and newspaper application as soon as possible, but no later than the Round 2 priority deadline, February 1, 2018. Partial tuition waivers are available for qualified students.


3,568 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
64% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
44% Students graduate within 6 years