Hawaii Pacific University

750 reviews
  1. Honolulu, HI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Hawaii Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Website

Hawaii Pacific University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
870-1110
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,275/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,663/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,034/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,421/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,488/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,230/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,145Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • They could be from anywhere
    53%
  • Not a Hawaii local
    24%
  • From an other country
    18%
  • Most are stuck up
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
17%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Diverse with students from many different countrie
    61%
  • Diverse in people, ideas, and outlooks.
    33%
  • Diverse, beautiful, and filled with opportunities
    6%

After Hawaii Pacific University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

750 reviews
  • Excellent
    157
  • Very Good
    236
  • Average
    261
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    47
Attending HPU was the worst decision of my life. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. As a senior in high school last year, I read the negative reviews and thought "okay this won't be my experience, this person just had a bad time." No, I should have listened. They were right. Its only September, about to be October, and I'm already applying to transfer back to the mainland. Let me start off first with the campus. Hawaii Loa has gorgeous views, It is gorgeous but the dorms suck. There is NO air conditioning in the dorms, so you have to buy a expensive dehumidifier and spend around 90 dollars on fans. On top of that, theres roaches. Second, no one here communicates with each other or talks. Cliques form quickly and those cliques are mostly people who are rich, preppy and stuck up. Most people are super snobby, have their daddies pay for everything, and they're just really stuck up. If you're not like them they won't even look at you. Second, the downtown campus is awful and unsafe. I literally had a meth head harass me after my evening class in front of campus security and he just stood there and did nothing. He told me "its their right to do that, I can't do anything". I am not the kind of person who has anything against the homeless. But its literally like an infestation. One will come up to you every minute asking for money, you'll see them picking food out of trash cans, there are some who are mentally ill so theres this one lady who literally sits there screaming at you and yelling at nothing. It's unsafe, and its not even our campus they rent out office buildings. Third, the academic advisors suck. Maybe its a hit and miss but for me even if i go in person I can not get my academic advisor to do jack for me. Then the academics are super laid back and you're not even academically challenged. HPU IS NOT WORTH ITS EXPENSIVE COST. You can get a higher education much cheaper somewhere on the main land. Save yourself time, DONT COME HERE.
  • College Senior
  • 8 days ago
It's great. You can make friends with people that are from different parts of the world. The professors are more engaged with the students since each class is very small.
  • College Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
Going to this school was the worst decision of my life. Everyone is rude and stuck up, no one socializes, and the party scene and social life in general is AWFUL. Not to mention no one is helpful and the food is not good. I would not recommend this school to ANYONE. The classes are small, which can be a good thing due to the personal relationship with the teachers and students, but not here! The classes are dry and boring, and students hardly communicate at all. The view is just about the only perk to this school, but you can get a good view at many schools. Do yourself a favor: do not come here. Please.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago