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Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, HI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University Overview

Hawaii Pacific University is a private, nonprofit school in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii Pacific University was founded in 1965 and currently enrolls around 4,586 students a year, which includes 4,066 undergraduate students. Hawaii Pacific University offers on-campus housing for up to 478 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 14% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Hawaii Pacific University for Fall 2023 is September 6.

Student Involvement at Hawaii Pacific University

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hawaii Pacific University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Hawaii Pacific University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Hawaii Pacific University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Hawaii Pacific University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hawaii Pacific University on the Student Life page.

2022 Hawaii Pacific University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%
Tuition $31,440
Percent of Need Met 62.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,636

Is Hawaii Pacific University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Hawaii Pacific University offers and if it could be the right college for you.

Hawaii Pacific University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Hawaii Pacific University. The university admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 11,948 applications received in 2022, 10,194 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hawaii Pacific University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 64% of students who start at Hawaii Pacific University return for their second year of college. Around 42% of students who started at Hawaii Pacific University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Hawaii Pacific University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Hawaii Pacific University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hawaii Pacific University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Hawaii Pacific University's endowment was $56.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Hawaii Pacific University spends about $5,889 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hawaii Pacific University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hawaii Pacific University meets 62.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,636 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $38,971 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hawaii Pacific University.

Based on this information, how does Hawaii Pacific University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hawaii Pacific University a good school for you?

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Where is Hawaii Pacific University Located?

Hawaii Pacific University is located in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii, less than an hour from Honolulu.

If you are interested in seeing Hawaii Pacific University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Hawaii Interstate 1 to Honolulu, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Honolulu International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hawaii Pacific University and Honolulu are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 Aloha Tower Drive Honolulu, HI 96813

Campus Setting: Urban

Hawaii Pacific University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 6

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 6

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hawaii Pacific University is Sep 6.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hawaii Pacific University is Sep 6.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Hawaii Pacific University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

28 and Above


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Hawaii Pacific University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1230


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

540 - 628

Hawaii Pacific University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hawaii Pacific University is like? There are approximately 4,586 students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University, including 4,066 undergraduate students and 520 graduate students. 63% percent of students attend school full-time, 58% percent are from HI and 42% percent of students are from other states.


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