Hawaii Pacific University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 544-0238

(866) 225-5478

Fax: (808) 544-1136

Contact: Sara Sato

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1166 Fort Street Mall

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 544-0200


Total undergrads: 7,113

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 622

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,505

Graduate enrollment: 1,180


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 70%

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business Communications B
Business/Managerial Economics A,B
Finance/Banking A,B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
International Finance B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Data Processing Technology A


ESL Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Physical Sciences

Oceanography B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B,C
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Hawaii Pacific University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (808) 544-0200
Website: https://www.hpu.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.hpu.edu/admissions/apply/
Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,170
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,543 (61% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $27,500
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,500
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $15,620

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Hawaii Pacific University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hawaii Pacific University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4524
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1111
Education 123
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 6122
History 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 132
Natural Resources and Conservation 12
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 132
Social Sciences 141
Grand total 15143817

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hawaii Pacific University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,500
Out-of-state $27,500
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $20,600
Out-of-state $20,600

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 556 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 553 98% $15,620
Student loan aid 339 60% $9,608

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,298 65% $14,049
Federal student loans 1,150 32% $6,499

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hawaii Pacific University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hawaii Pacific University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,787 1,238 3,549
Percent admitted 100% 70% 76%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hawaii Pacific University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,170
Undergraduate enrollment 3,695
Graduate enrollment 475

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hawaii Pacific University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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