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Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University

1164 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 544-0238

“Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, nonprofit university in O‘ahu, with urban and tropical campuses in downtown Honolulu and at the foot of the Ko‘olau Mountains on the windward side of the island, respectively. Established in 1965, HPU is home to over 5,000 students from Hawai‘i, the mainland, and over 70 countries around the world. Fusing the University’s unmatched cultural diversity with personal support and a deliberately intimate learning environment, students get up-close and personal with the subjects they’re most passionate about, enabling them to “look closer, see further, and do more.” HPU has been named “Best in the West” (Princeton Review, 2016), the most diverse private nonprofit university in the country (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016), and one of the top 8% of private colleges for graduates’ income mobility (The New York Times, 2017). HPU students also enjoy the #1 Return on Investment on the Islands.” HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention to students, and a diverse faculty and student population. HPU is a well-rounded academic institution with more than 34 undergraduate degree programs and 17 graduate programs, and its first doctoral degree program in Nursing Practice. Academic strengths range from international business to marine science to diplomacy and military studies. HPU boasts nearly 500 full-time and part-time faculty members with outstanding academic and business credentials. A vast majority of HPU faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. HPU’s student-centered approach and low student-faculty ratio of 12:1 naturally results in personal attention and one-on-one guidance. Even with nearly 5,000 students, our average class size is 17 students. The HPU’s athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. HPU’s main campus in downtown Honolulu provides a fast-paced, exciting urban environment in the heart of the business community. This campus is home to the College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts. This ideal location makes it easy for students to find and maintain internship opportunities at neighboring businesses. Eight miles away, the 135-acre windward Hawaii Loa campus is set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau Mountains, and is home to the College of Health and Society and the College of Natural and Computational Sciences. The Hawaii Loa campus includes residence halls, the Educational Technology Center, a student center and outdoor facilities (a soccer field, tennis courts, a softball field and an exercise room). The Oceanic Institute of HPU is a 56-acre aquaculture research facility located at Makapu‘u on the southeastern coast of Oahu, Hawai‘i. At this facility, students receive hands-on experience in marine science and aquaculture technology. All three sites are conveniently linked by a free shuttle.

Quick Facts

School Type:
4-year; Private; Co-ed College
Campus Setting:
Large City
Total Enrollment:
Incoming Freshman:
Religious Affiliation:
No Religious Affiliation
Applicants Admitted:
Application Deadline:
November 15 See Admission
Highest Degree Offered:


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