Hawaii Pacific University

752 reviews
  1. Honolulu, HI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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.58 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 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 37 responses
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  • They could be from anywhere
    62%
  • Not a Hawaii local
    19%
  • Most are stuck up
    11%
  • From an other country
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
17%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse with students from many different countrie
    66%
  • Diverse in people, ideas, and outlooks.
    24%
  • Diverse, beautiful, and filled with opportunities
    10%

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%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Reviews

752 reviews
  • Excellent
    157
  • Very Good
    237
  • Average
    262
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    47
So far my experience at HPU has been great! The classes I'm taking are great and worthwhile. The teachers do know wha they are talking about and it has been really helpful. Because the downtown campus is located in the heart of Honolulu there are so many place sto visit such as Chinatown, the mall, and the beach. There are a diverse amount of food places ranging from local foods to chinese, filipino, and indian foods. On the Hawaii Loa campus, there are so much to do there too. Various hikes are just a few minutes away. There are also famous tourist sites such as Lanikai beach. This part of the campus is very beautiful because the campus faces the Ko'olau mountains.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months 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
  • 3 months ago
LIVE OFF CAMPUS! Not at the Ohana in Waikiki either because while they are better than living on campus their almost just as bad. Our dorms are in the middle of nowhere. After a certain time you can't go anywhere because the buses stop running so by the time you get there, you would be stuck or have to immediately go home. The nearby cities are the exception, but they all close extremely early. The dorms overcharge a whole bunch. It's cheaper to just get some roommates and rent an apartment. Apartment life in Oahu is expensive, but with friends it's not so bad if your smart. Also HPU has a first year page on facebook where cheaper places are usually advertised by older students.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 2 2014