Hawaii Pacific University

1164 Bishop St, Honolulu, United States
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Overview of Hawaii Pacific University

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,560
    • Men:1,430 (40.2%)
    • Women:2,130 (59.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hawaii Pacific University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 27
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Aloha Tower Drive
City, State, Zip
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone
(808) 544-0238
Fax
(808) 544-1136
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 6,551 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 4,767 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,784 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
846 (17%) of 4,892 admitted students enrolled
Women
604 (17%) of 3,619 admitted students enrolled
Men
242 (19%) of 1,273 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510-608 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,980 (58.60062254702937%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,800 (33.382956647268465%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.706726214643389%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,354 (5.309694591058781%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hawaii Pacific University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 007279
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
404 (84.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
355 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
355 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$19,107
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 353 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,134
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 310 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,494
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 344 (96.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
110 (22.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,068

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,537 (63.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,406 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,389 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$14,367
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,309 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,072
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,152 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,442
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,115 (80.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
634 (26.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,936

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,481
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,765

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


152

Part-Time Faculty


207

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
298,781

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hawaii Pacific University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


22.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (65)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chiropractic Assistant/Technician
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Military Operational Art and Science/Studies
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Information Systems

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sustainable Development

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


374,658

Nearest Metropolitan Area


140 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
65.6 average low in January, 88.5 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Honolulu
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


14% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


86%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Sea Warrior
School Colors
Columbia blue, kelly green, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hawaii Pacific University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, campus activities board, student nurses association, travel industry management student organization, christian student organization

Sororities


70% of women participate

Fraternities


30% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,411

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,560
Women
2,130
Men
1,430

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 16.6% Asian
  • 5.8% Black/African-American
  • 16.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 17.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 2.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 27.5% White
  • 14.3% Unknown

International Students


10.0% from 55 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


586

Student Resources

Study resources