Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate
6,551
Students Applied
77%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
849
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
63%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
US States Represented
54
Countries Represented
55
42%
Submitting ACT
61%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1110
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
590
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
29%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 808-544-0238
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.41 Average Rating
Just because its Hawaii does not mean that its going to be sunny all the time. It does rain here, and once you are used to the weather it does get a little cold. SO pack a couple pairs of pants and a couple sweaters!
Katie from Scappoose, OR
if you can afford it i would recommend staying in the dorms! if not then get an apartment. you will want to stay away from the off campus housing because they are crap (not worth your money).
Katie from Kaneohe, HI
Bring jackets to your classes. The classrooms can get pretty cold; especially if you have back to back classes in the same building.
Nick from KahuluiKahului, HI
I think it's important to talk to other students about classes, especially people who have taken a class before. Also, study groups help a lot. Make friends and get help!
Katya from Montebello, CA
Ask. Ask as much as you can about all the things you have questions about. HPU so far has been very helpful to me even though I'm 4000k miles away. Ask all the questions you can to help yourself in every way possible and get involved with actively trying to find people to connect with.
Ryan from Sheridan, WY
Just make sure you keep up with the work load from the beginning. Do not schedule any classes before 9. Also, live in the off-campus housing, it is much cheaper and closer to more activities.
Christina from Dunkirk, MD
Upon deciding which college I wanted to attend, I was always reminded from an academic counselor that, College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Students who choose to a college just for its name is not a good idea. However, if the students really want to attend that school, by all means. For students who are interested in attending HPU, my remarks are stated above. Overall, as long as students to their work, ask questions in class, participate in class discussions, and further their learning outside the classroom, college is like high school, except at a much higher level. In addition, time management is a skill that students should really be good at, especially for students who are well-rounded.
Klaire Marie from Honolulu, HI
Work hard in college. Do not just try to get by. You are working to get a job. Not a degree. I mean a degree is important, but there are lots of people who are losing their jobs even if they have a Bachelors Degree or even a Masters Degree. Try to find places where you can do volunteer work or internships so you understand what you need to do the job you are going to do.
Barton from Kaneohe, HI
Always finish your studies before playing. Yes, the beach is a few minutes away but don't let it distract you.
Learn to take the city bus, is the easiest way to get around the island and to school if you do not drive.
Hawaii Pacific University offers many resources, make sure to make use of them. For examples academic advising is excellent in helping you plan your 4 years in college.
Aira from Ewa Beach, HI
Hawaii Pacific University has great advisors to help you with every step of the way to make sure you become successful.
Geraldine from Waipahu, HI