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Colleges / University of Hawaii-West Oahu

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Kapolei, HI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About UH West Oahu

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Overview

University of Hawaii-West Oahu is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Kapolei, Hawaii. UH West Oahu was founded in 1976 and enrolls 3,008 undergrads and no graduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UH West Oahu for Fall 2023 is July 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by December 15.

Student Involvement at UH West Oahu

Love music or performing?

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

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.

2022 UH West Oahu Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
In-State Tuition $7,344
Out-of-State $20,304
Percent of Need Met 47%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,178

Is UH West Oahu a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what UH West Oahu offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu

It is not difficult to get into UH West Oahu. The acceptance rate at UH West Oahu is 95%. Out of 743 applications received in 2022, 703 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UH West Oahu

Retention refers to 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.

Around 62% of students who start at UH West Oahu come back the next year. 37% of UH West Oahu undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

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.

Check with UH West Oahu directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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 47% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,178 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $16,958 in student loans for each student with 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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, does UH West Oahu seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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

UH West Oahu ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


16 to 22


16 and Less


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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 22 and above have a good chance of getting into UH West Oahu. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 580


Reading SAT Range

530 - 680

UH West Oahu Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UH West Oahu is like? There are approximately 3,008 students enrolled at UH West Oahu. 55% 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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