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About UH West Oahu

UH West Oahu Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

UH West Oahu will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the UH West Oahu Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Overview

University of Hawaii-West Oahu is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Kapolei, Hawaii. UH West Oahu was founded in 1976 and now enrolls around 3,168 students a year, including 3,168 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UH West Oahu! Love music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? UH West Oahu students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at UH West Oahu, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

Learn more about life at UH West Oahu on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is July 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by December 15.

2021 UH West Oahu Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%
In-State Tuition $7,344
Out-of-State $20,304
Percent of Need Met 48%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,416

Is UH West Oahu a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a clearer sense of what UH West Oahu offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu

It is moderately difficult to get into UH West Oahu. The acceptance rate at UH West Oahu is 95%. Out of 713 applications received in 2021, 679 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UH West Oahu

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 74% of students who start at UH West Oahu come back the next year. Around 39% of students who started at UH West Oahu 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 Outcomes for UH West Oahu Grads

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at UH West Oahu

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. UH West Oahu meets 48% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UH West Oahu full-time are awarded $8,416 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UH West Oahu. Based on this information, how does UH West Oahu sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UH West Oahu a good school for you?

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Where is University of Hawaii-West Oahu Located?

UH West Oahu is located in the suburban setting of Kapolei, Hawaii, less than an hour from Honolulu.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UH West Oahu and Kapolei are like without leaving home.

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College Info

91-1001 Farrington Highway Kapolei, HI 96707

Campus Setting: Suburban

UH West Oahu Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UH West Oahu is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UH West Oahu is Jul 1.

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


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UH West Oahu ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 21

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UH West Oahu is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into UH West Oahu. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UH West Oahu SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

460 - 560

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UH West Oahu Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UH West Oahu is like? There are approximately 3,168 students enrolled at UH West Oahu. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from HI and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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