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Colleges / University of Hawaii-West Oahu

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

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

UH West Oahu Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UH West Oahu, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to UH West Oahu for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by December 15.

UH West Oahu Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UH West Oahu's admissions stats.

UH West Oahu 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49%
Waitlist No

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Hawaii-West Oahu.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes July 1 December 15

Applying Early to UH West Oahu?

UH West Oahu does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Hawaii-West Oahu Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UH West Oahu?

UH West Oahu is a not difficult school to get into. UH West Oahu evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UH West Oahu accepted 95% of all applicants, about 703 from the 743 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like UH West Oahu, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UH West Oahu

UH West Oahu has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UH West Oahu?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UH West Oahu

Curious about the factors that are considered by UH West Oahu during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with UH West Oahu for more information on admission factors.

UH West Oahu 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UH West Oahu, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with UH West Oahu's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UH West Oahu?

Students admitted to UH West Oahu have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At UH West Oahu 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Hawaii-West Oahu, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 24%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UH West Oahu directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UH West Oahu considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UH West Oahu does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 8% of UH West Oahu's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UH West Oahu?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UH West Oahu students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UH West Oahu students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UH West Oahu?

To be most competitive at UH West Oahu, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UH West Oahu's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UH West Oahu students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Hawaii-West Oahu

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to UH West Oahu.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Applicants should hear back by December 15.

Transfer students can enroll in UH West Oahu during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

UH West Oahu Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UH West Oahu?

❌ Students who are admitted to UH West Oahu must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does UH West Oahu accept transfer credits?

✅ UH West Oahu accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UH West Oahu accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does UH West Oahu accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UH West Oahu accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UH West Oahu?

✅ UH West Oahu is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UH West Oahu's acceptance rate?

✅ UH West Oahu has an acceptance rate of 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UH West Oahu?

❌ UH West Oahu does not offer early decision.

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UH West Oahu Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into UH West Oahu? UH West Oahu is a less selective institution. The UH West Oahu acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UH West Oahu, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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