Hawaii Pacific University

country rank  655
world rank  1706

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Founded in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Honolulu (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Hawaii. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 55 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HPU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym HPU
Founded 1965
Motto Holomua Me Ka Oiaio
Forward With Truth
Colours Blue and gray

University Location

Address 1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu
96813-2785 Hawaii
United States
Tel +1 (808) 544 0200
Fax +1 (808) 544 9355

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu 96813
(808) 544 0238
800 669 4724

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Hawaii Pacific University's Library
Hawaii Pacific University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 80,962 physical volumes, 2,402 physical media, 76,815 digital/electronic medium and 156 licensed digital/electronic databases. Hawaii Pacific University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Hawaii Pacific University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 549 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1973


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Global

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