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Hawaii Pacific University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

7,400 Students

75% Admitted

  • 4,146 full time
  • 3,519 part time
  • 1,836 men full time
  • 2,759 women full time
  • 4,367 applied
  • 3,038 admitted
  • 570 enrolled

3,560 Undergraduates

$23,160 Tuition/Year

  • 1,281 Graduates
  • 351 Non-Degree
  • $23,160 in state
  • $280 fees
  • $14,880 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Emily from Jim Thorpe, PA
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  • HPU is an incredible university with countless opportunities in an awesome environment! The windward campus is beautiful with lush, green trees and fragrant flowers with amazing views of the mountains.…

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  • Laura
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  • Hawaii Pacific University is one of the best places to get an education in a friendly and small-classroom environment. Diversity and new cultures are embraced, as this is a very…

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  • Kelli from Vista, CA
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  • i love this school. i think it is an awesome place to get an education, the only draw backs are how expensive living in hawaii is. i have to say…

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  • Katie from Kaneohe, HI
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  • great college! everyone here is so nice and accommodating! they really want to see you succeed. you want to be right on top of everything and if you feel something…

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Mission Statement

Strategically located in the center of the Pacific Rim- the region with the fastest growing economies in the world- Hawai'i Pacific University provides an American Education in an international setting. With students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries, HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the world and consistently ranked among the best educational institutions in the nation. HPU is also recognized by The Institute for International Education as one of the top ten most diverse Master's Level Institutions in the world.

Hawaii Pacific University
  • Located in Honolulu, HI
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 7,400 students enrolled
  • 75% admitted
  • $23,160 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Victoria from West Hollywood, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Not only is this a great school but I also get to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I have met so many people from all over the world and the mainland. I attend classes on both campuses and love being on the Windward side the most. Everywhere you look is green and the smell of the air after it rains is so refreshing. It was a great change from my environment back home.

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  • 5
  • Ayesha from Lexington, SC
  • I am a current student here

    This university is my dream school! I had always wanted to study marine biology near the ocean so that I could participate in more hands-on learning. My first semester at HPU I was already on the catamaran, learning and experiencing.

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  • 5
  • Aira from Ewa Beach, HI
  • I am a current student here

    Hawaii Pacific University is situated in paradise. The campus is near the ocean and the mountains, making it easy not to be bored. From hearing this you might think that the school is in the middle of the tropics, but HPU has it's main campus in downtown right by the infamous Waikiki. HPU has many clubs and organization to join. For example I am currently in Student Government and C.A.B. (Campus Activities Board) HPU provides many events that are student oriented. Additionally HPU is a very diverse campus, where you can have class that has multiple nationalities and having that you make friends who are lives halfway around the world.

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  • 5
  • Klaire Marie from Honolulu, HI
  • I am a current student here

    I am currently taking all of my class in the downtown campus where HPU’s buildings are scattered in various places. However, although HPU has multiple buildings all over downtown, it should not take more than seven minutes to travel from one class to another. I find that the location of HPU’s downtown campus is highly convenient for every student attending the school. There are many restaurants ranging from Mexican to Filipino Restaurants and Italian to Local dining eateries. In addition, there are clothing shops such as Macy’s, Ross, and Local Fever where students are able to buy clothes within walking distance from school. Furthermore, if students need to buy school supplies, grocery shop, or other necessities, there is Longs, Fishers Hawaii, and Chinatown which are all again, within walking distance. Aside from what is located around campus, though, the students, faculty, and staff of HPU really show the “Aloha Spirit.” People hold the door for each other, say a friendly hello, greet each other, and smile at everyone who they pass by, even if they haven’t even met. If someone is having a difficult time navigating their way around campus or town, there are security guards who are variously stationed and can be found practically anywhere you need them to ask for directions. Overall, I am highly enjoying my time at HPU and would recommend my school to all students. Also, there is a shuttle that is free for students for transportation from both the Windward and Downtown campuses.

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  • 5
  • Geraldine from Waipahu, HI
  • I am a current student here

    I love being here; Hawaii Pacific University provides many cool clubs, events, and benefits to socialize with others. There are lots of convenient shops if you're in a rush, or if you just want to chill. Having so many people of different cultures and places makes this school unique and interesting. I am proud to be a Sea Warrior!

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