Hawaii Pacific University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

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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.

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Admissions Data (2016):

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% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,440
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,898
  • Other Expenses: $2,220
  • Total Cost: $40,758

Hawaii Pacific University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,838
    • Loans: $6,993

Academic Programs:

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, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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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."

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