3,560
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,367
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Hawai`i Pacific University is a Comprehensive institution located in Honolulu, HI, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
United States
Contact Marissa Bratton
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@hpu.edu
Phone: 808-544-0238
Fax: 808-544-1136

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Human Resources Development Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Oceanography (chemical And Physical) Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,551
Applied
4,892
Accepted
3,560
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

4,767
Females Applied
3,619
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,784
Males Applied
1,273
Males Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 608
SAT Math 490 590
ACT Composite 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

25,630
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Fees

350
Full-time student fees
14,800
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

14,367
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,107
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,802
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,662
Avg. Loan Aid
6,936
Avg. Grant Aid
3,072
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
56%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,560
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.41%
Black or African American 5.22%
White or Caucasian 24.72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.59%
Asian 14.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.88%
Two or more races 15.37%
Other 12.84%

Gender

Male (40.17%)
Female (59.83%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 14%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Talent Show, Club Carnival and Paina at the Pier

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Student Nurses Association, Travel Industry Management Student Organization and Christian Student Organization

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
emergency notification, patrol system and emergency exit alarms in residence halls

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

359
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 152
Part-time - 207
Male - 186
Female - 173