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Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, HI

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Overview

Hawaii 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

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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, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Development Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
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
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Military History Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Oceanography, Chemical And Physical Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
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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
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,296
Applied
6,602
Accepted
3,560
Enrolled
80%
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Female Admissions

6,300
Females Applied
5,070
Females Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,996
Males Applied
1,532
Males Accepted
77%
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 September 2nd Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen September 2nd Not reported
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer September 2nd Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 490 590
SAT Math 480 580
ACT Composite 17 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

28,800
Private
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Fees

500
Full-time student fees
19,260
Room & board
13,264
Room only
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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 Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

21,197
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,624
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,127
Avg. Loan Aid
11,751
Avg. Grant Aid
16,767
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61.8%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
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
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 17%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Talent Show, Club Carnival and Paina at the Pier

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
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
Student patrols Checkmark
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

293
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 147
Part-time - 146
Male - 152
Female - 141
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