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Hawaii Pacific University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Hawaii Pacific University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Hawaii Pacific University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Hawaii Pacific University was awarded 58 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Hawaii Pacific University as #1,488 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Hawaii Pacific University is also ranked #11 out of 14 schools in Hawaii.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Hawaii Pacific University?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Hawaii Pacific University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 81%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 74% of students accepted to Hawaii Pacific University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hawaii Pacific University  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Hawaii Pacific University  ( 490 to 590 )
Hawaii Pacific University received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Hawaii Pacific University  ( 17 to 24 )

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Hawaii Pacific University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Hawaii Pacific University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hawaii Pacific University is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hawaii Pacific University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Hawaii Pacific University is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Hawaii Pacific University have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hawaii Pacific University.

Hawaii Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,800 undergraduates at Hawaii Pacific University with 2,152 being full-time and 1,648 being part-time.

How Much Does Hawaii Pacific University Cost?

The overall average net price of Hawaii Pacific University is $27,508. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hawaii Pacific University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,845 $23,710 $28,809 $28,376 $30,762

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hawaii Pacific University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hawaii Pacific University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $9,626 a year. That adds up to $38,504 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hawaii Pacific University is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hawaii Pacific University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hawaii Pacific University make around $49,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Hawaii Pacific University graduates since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Hawaii Pacific University make the most money.

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Location of Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The location of Hawaii Pacific University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Hawaii Pacific University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-544-0200

Hawaii Pacific University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Hawaii Pacific University. Of these students, 758 received undergraduate degrees and 230 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 140 $41,565
Nursing 119 $66,711
Human Resource Management 119 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 36 $37,568
General Psychology 34 $32,284
General Biology 32 $29,685
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 30 $25,525
Computer Science 30 $63,005
International Studies 21 $27,476
History 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Hawaii Pacific University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Hawaii Pacific University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,978 students took at least one online class at Hawaii Pacific University. This is an increase from the 1,627 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,978 621
2018-2019 1,627 419
2017-2018 2,025 537
2016-2017 1,961 554
2015-2016 2,038 549

Learn more about online learning at Hawaii Pacific University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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