Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
Hawaii Pacific University is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
Pacific West Conference
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management96Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities54Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration43Graduates
- Tourism and Travel Services Management41Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies38Graduates
- Computer Science37Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responsesReport
After Hawaii Pacific University
- Very Good236
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