Resources › For Students and Parents University of Hawaii - West Oahu Admissions Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More Share Flipboard Email Print Nimitz Cove Beach, Kapolei. be808 / Flickr 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 July 31, 2017 University of Hawaii - West Oahu Description: Founded in 1976, the West Oahu branch of the University of Hawaii is located in Kapolei, on the island of Oahu. Academically, the school offers a range of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and several certificate programs. Some of the most popular majors include business administration, emergency management, health administration, and early childhood education. With a student / faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the school offers students a personalized and unique learning experience. Outside of the classroom, West Oahu has a lot of clubs and organizations--social activist clubs, gaming groups, and music ensembles are just a few categories of available activities. Admissions Data (2016): University of Hawaii - West Oahu Acceptance Rate: 68%University of Hawaii - West Oahu has test-optional admissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What's a good SAT score?ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What's a good ACT score? Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,939 (all undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female53% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,440 (in-state), $20,400 (out-of-state)Books: $952 (why so much?)Room and Board: $13,806Other Expenses: $3,430Total Cost: $25,628 (in-state), $38,588 (out-of-state) University of Hawaii - West Oahu Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 70%Loans: 18%Average Amount of AidGrants: $4,947Loans: $4,520 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Education, General Humanities, Public Administration, Social Sciences Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%6-Year Graduation Rate: 40% Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like University of Hawaii - West Oahu, You May Also Like These Colleges: University of Hawaii at Manoa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSan Diego State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNew York University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Southern California: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBrigham Young University - Hawaii: Profile University of Hawaii Maui College: Profile California State University - Long Beach: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Oregon: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of California - Santa Barbara: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHawaii Pacific University: Profile University of Hawaii - West Oahu Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/about-us/ "The University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu offers a distinct, student-centered baccalaureate education that integrates the liberal arts with professional and applied fields. We develop life-long learners enriched and informed by career competencies and educational opportunities that address state, regional, and international needs. As a diverse and inclusive indigenous-serving institution, UH West Oʻahu embraces Native Hawaiian culture and traditions while simultaneously providing an environment where students of all ethnic backgrounds are valued, respected, and supported. Our campus fosters excellence in teaching and learning and serves the community of Hawaiʻi by providing an accessible and affordable college experience."