Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University was established in 1965, and is a private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The university has more than 8,000 students from nearly 100 countries. The largest academic programs of the college are in International Relations and Business Administration. The university has two major campuses - the downtown Honolulu campus and Hawaii Loa campus.

The sports teams of the university are known as the Sea Warriors. The college has men's and women's teams in tennis, soccer, cross country and basketball. Major League Baseball outfielder Benny Agbayani and economist Daniel Brackins are notable alumni of the university.

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Contacting Hawaii Pacific

Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop St., Suite 216
Honolulu , HI 96813
General Phone: (808) 544-0200

Hawaii Pacific Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management656business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, business communications, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine254registered nursing, nurse practitioner, community nurse, various nursing
Liberal Arts123Native American studies, Classical languages and literature, English, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, economics, international relations, ...
Media102communication studies, journalism, public relations, advertising
Security and Law Enforcement95criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Computer Science and Engineering95data processing tech, information science, computer science, computer and media applications, computer security, software engineering
Therapy and Counseling77psychology, physical therapy
Education and Teaching70secondary teaching, teacher education and development, ESL instruction
Engineering64military technologies
Family and Social Work54human services, community organization, public administration, social work, social service professions
Science54biology, biochemistry, marine biology, oceanography
Hospitality46tourism and travel
Mathematics15mathematics, applied mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental studies, environmental science
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Hawaii Pacific in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,08847
Award of less than 1 academic year197
Master's degree35624
Associate's degree19412
Postbaccalaureate certificate7116
Post-master's certificate01

Hawaii Pacific Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hawaii Pacific had a total enrollment of 7,943 students (6,676 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 64%
Women 36%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 31%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 14%
20-21 16%
22-24 23%
25-29 23%
30-34 10%
35-39 6%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)10%
New Jersey2%
New York1%
State unknown1%
North Carolina1%
Rhode Island1%

Hawaii Pacific Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 31 %

Hawaii Pacific Room and Board (2007)

Hawaii Pacific offers campus housing for 211 of its 6,676 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Honolulu, Hawaii for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Hawaii Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

Hawaii Pacific Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420550
SAT Math430570
SAT Writing410540
ACT Verbal1725
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT75%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hawaii Pacific Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,990
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,990
Room and board $ 10,564
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Hawaii Pacific participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 727900)

Hawaii Pacific Faculty

Hawaii Pacific has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$88,3399$84,115
Associate professoracademic year46$75,43121$68,318
Assistant professoracademic year36$59,80471$60,473
Instructoracademic year38$50,61016$50,751
All faculty totalacademic year140$66,519117$62,370

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hawaii Pacific Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division II Independents
Baseball Division II Independents
Track Division II Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5050100

Hawaii Pacific Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Knowledge Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Military Technologies

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hawaii Pacific Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Hawaii Pacific Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Hawaii Pacific % of degrees in business and management
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Hawaii Pacific Number of students
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Hawaii Pacific % of degrees in media
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Hawaii Pacific % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Hawaii Pacific Minority % of student body
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Hawaii Pacific % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Hawaii Pacific % of freshmen enrolled part-time

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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