Resources › For Students and Parents Hawaii Pacific University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More Share Flipboard Email Print Hawaii Pacific University. Joel Bradshaw / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated September 30, 2017 Hawaii Pacific University Admissions Overview: Hawaii Pacific University has an acceptance rate of 75%--it is generally accessible to the majority of those who apply. The school has holistic admissions, meaning that the admissions officers look at more than just grades and test scores; they also take into account extracurricular activities, academic background, a writing sample, and work/volunteer experience. Admissions Data (2016): Hawaii Pacific University Acceptance Rate: 75%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Hawaii Pacific University Description: Hawaii Pacific University is a private, four-year university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The school offers a wide range of majors and programs across a host of academic departments. Professional fields in business and health are most popular among undergraduates. The campus supports its diverse student body with a student / faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and an average class size of fewer than 25. HPU is proud of its diversity, and Open Doors ranked the university 20th in international student population among all master’s level universities in the world. Students are active outside of the classroom, and the campus is home to intramural sports and about 50 student clubs and organizations, including Yoga Club, the Drama Llamas, and a chapter of the Polyglot Toastmasters. For intercollegiate sports, HPU competes in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference (PacWest) with sports including men’s and women’s golf, cross country, and tennis. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 4,081 (3,436 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female74% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $23,440Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $13,898Other Expenses: $2,220Total Cost: $40,758 Hawaii Pacific University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 91%Loans: 64%Average Amount of AidGrants: $10,838Loans: $6,993 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Finance, Health Sciences, International Studies, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%Transfer-out Rate: 50%4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%6-Year Graduation Rate: 42% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, GolfWomen's Sports: Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Hawaii Pacific University, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Hawaii at HiloBrigham Young University HawaiiUniversity of Hawaii - West OahuUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of California - DavisUniversity of Hawaii - ManoaSan Diego State UniversityChaminade University of Honolulu Hawaii Pacific University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.hpu.edu/About_HPU/mission.html "Hawai'i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai'i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society."