SAT Score Comparison for Admission to Hawaii Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Admissions Data for Hawaii Colleges

University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii at Manoa. Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

Hawaii doesn't have many four-year colleges and universities, but students will find a few options for both public and private institutions. The mission, personality, and selectivity varies significantly from school to school. To help you determine if your SAT scores are on target for your top choices, the table below can guide you.

SAT Scores for Hawaii Colleges (mid 50%)
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Brigham Young University-Hawaii483588490570--
Chaminade University of Honolulu430520440540--
Hawaii Pacific University------
University of Hawaii at Hilo420530440540--
University of Hawaii at Manoa480580490610--
University of Hawaii Maui Collegeopen-admissions
University of Hawaii-West Oahu------
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The SAT scores in the table are for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't give up -- remember that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.

It's also important to put the SAT in perspective. The exam is just one part of your college application, and a strong academic record with challenging college preparatory courses is even more important than test scores. Some colleges will also look at qualitative measures such as application essays, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. Some students with solid scores (but an otherwise fairly weak application) may be rejected or waitlisted; some students with below-average scores (but an otherwise strong application) may be accepted. 

If your scores are lower than you'd like, and if there's enough time, it is possible to retake the exam.

Some schools will let you submit an application (complete with your original scores); then when your new, and hopefully higher, scores come in, you can submit them to the school to replace the original scores. Be sure to check with the admissions office to make sure this is an option for you.

Note that the SAT is more popular than the ACT in Hawaii, but all of the colleges listed below will accept either exam.

And, if there are no ranges listed for a school, it's likely that that school is test-optional. In that case, applicants aren't required to submit a test score to that school--if your scores are high, it never hurts to submit them to those schools anyway.

Click on a school's name above to visit its comprehensive profile. There, you'll find helpful information for prospective students about admissions, enrollment, financial aid, athletics, popular majors, and more.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics