If you are considering submitting an application to Hawaii Pacific University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is September 6 and the application fee costs $45.
The following is an overiew of some of Hawaii Pacific University's admissions stats.
|Hawaii Pacific University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||17.43%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||14%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Hawaii Pacific University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||September 6||––|
Hawaii Pacific University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Hawaii Pacific University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Hawaii Pacific University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Hawaii Pacific University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Hawaii Pacific University accepted 85% of all applicants, about 10,194 from 11,948 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hawaii Pacific University, 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.
Hawaii Pacific University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. 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 on the admissions factors where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Hawaii Pacific University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Hawaii Pacific University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Hawaii Pacific University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Hawaii Pacific University'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||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Hawaii Pacific University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 47.22% submitted a class rank. At Hawaii Pacific University 17.43% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44.24% were in the top 25% and 79.09% were in the top 50%.
At Hawaii Pacific University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16.62%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.38%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.41%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.65%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14.26%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.47%|
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 Hawaii Pacific University directly.
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.
Hawaii Pacific University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Hawaii Pacific University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 14% of Hawaii Pacific University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Hawaii Pacific University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1080 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hawaii Pacific University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hawaii Pacific University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hawaii Pacific University students scored 628 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
To be most competitive at Hawaii Pacific University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hawaii Pacific University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hawaii Pacific University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hawaii Pacific University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 6.
Transfer students can enroll in Hawaii Pacific University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hawaii Pacific University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hawaii Pacific University.
Does Hawaii Pacific University accept transfer credits?
✅ Hawaii Pacific University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hawaii Pacific University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Hawaii Pacific University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Hawaii Pacific University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hawaii Pacific University?
❌ No, Hawaii Pacific University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Hawaii Pacific University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Hawaii Pacific University is 85%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hawaii Pacific University?
❌ Hawaii Pacific University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Hawaii Pacific University? Hawaii Pacific University is a somewhat selective institution. The Hawaii Pacific University acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
28 and Above
22 to 28
22 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Hawaii Pacific University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. 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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