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Colleges / University of Hawaii-West Oahu

UH West Oahu Admissions

If you want to apply to UH West Oahu, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is July 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 15.

UH West Oahu Admissions Stats at a Glance

UH West Oahu 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 38%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 54%

Applying Early to UH West Oahu?

University of Hawaii-West Oahu does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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

It is moderately difficult to get into UH West Oahu. 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 students, around 679 of the 713 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UH West Oahu, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to UH West Oahu?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UH West Oahu

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

UH West Oahu Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UH West Oahu 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

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

Students admitted to UH West Oahu have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At UH West Oahu 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Hawaii-West Oahu, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 57%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 25%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

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 2021, 38% of UH West Oahu's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 54% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UH West Oahu?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UH West Oahu students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UH West Oahu students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UH West Oahu?

To be most competitive at UH West Oahu, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UH West Oahu's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 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.

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Transferring to University of Hawaii-West Oahu

For transfer students, it is moderately 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

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's acceptance rate is 95%.

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UH West Oahu Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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



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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 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above


16 to 21


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 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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

460 - 560

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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 3.33. 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.

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