Hawaii Pacific University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Honolulu, HI

$29,300

Avg tuition

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About Hawaii Pacific University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Hawaii Pacific University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Honolulu, Hawaii. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,243, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 81%. The university offers 48 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for students are $29,300.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

81% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

66% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

46% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 970-1160

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

47%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Two or more races

24%

White

21%

Hispanic

16%

Asian

14%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

11%

Black

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Unknown

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

46%

State Grant Aid

Information not available

Institution Grant Aid

96%

Pell Grant

41%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,053
State Grant Aid Information not available
Institution Grant Aid $15,666
Pell Grant Aid $4,470

Financial Outlook

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.