Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB
Hawaii Pacific University is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
Pacific West Conference
Hawaii Pacific University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
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.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 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.50 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responsesReport
After Hawaii Pacific University
- Very Good236
Weekends are fun, but not the best place to study. The school is located in downtown Honolulu, which is not that safe. Homeless people are everywhere around the campus. The professors are nice, but students are not serious about their future career. HPU has been selected America's no.1 university for diversity. You are going to meet a lot of students from different countries, which is pretty cool. HPU has a lot of different Study Abroad programs. So many country options and they are not expensive at all. The Study Abroad Office is very helpful. Hawaii is a very international place, and if you are interested in international relations and making foreign friends, this is the right place for you.
- 18 hours ago
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
- 1 month 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
- 1 month ago