U.S. News Rankings
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Hawaii Pacific University is a private institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,168, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 135 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hawaii Pacific University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 71. Its tuition and fees are $20,180 (2013-14).
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Hawaii Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawaii. 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.
An independent, coeducational, career-oriented, comprehensive university with a foundation in the liberal arts, Hawaii Pacific University offers degrees in the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science as well as the Bachelor of Social Work. Graduate degrees are offered in the Arts, Business Administration, Secondary Education, the Sciences, and Social Work. Through the Military Campus Program, HPU also offers Associates degrees.
Hawai'i Pacific University's campuses are located on the island of Oahu.
Hawai'i Pacific University's third campus at Makapu'u Point is home to the university's marine laboratory facility. At Oceanic Institute, HPU seeks to establish a leading global center for research and education in the marine, environmental, and life sciences, serving Hawai'i, the nation, and the world.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Hawaii Pacific University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at Hawaii Pacific University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||72.2%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Hawaii Pacific University is 14:1, and the school has 65.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hawaii Pacific University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Hawaii Pacific University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,168, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. At this school, 3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 97 percent of students live off campus. Hawaii Pacific University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Hawaii Pacific University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Hawaii Pacific University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hawaii Pacific University, 3 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Hawaii Pacific University.
|Students who have cars on campus||3%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Hawaii Pacific University, 50.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $1,989.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$20,180 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$13,230 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data