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Hawaii Pacific University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1965
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,856
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $68,389,605
Admissions Address

1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Website

http://www.hpu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hpu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Scott Stensrud
Admissions office telephone: (808) 544-0238
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://web1.hpu.edu/index.cfm?section=admissions  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 14


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 31
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 2,991
Total acceptances: 2,406
Total freshman enrollment: 689
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,009
Male acceptances: 772
Male freshman enrollment: 238
 
Female applicants: 1,982
Female acceptances: 1,634
Female freshman enrollment: 451
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 53%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 20%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 45%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 84%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 77%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 - 550
Math: 430 - 560
Combined: 850 - 1110


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.1% 2.3%
600-699 12.8% 13.7%
500-599 33.4% 30.8%
400-499 40.3% 37.3%
300-399 9.8% 14.4%
200-299 1.7% 1.5%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 29%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 - 23
Math: 17 - 24
Composite: 17 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.5% 4.0% 4.4%
24-29 26.6% 21.8% 24.6%
18-23 51.2% 45.0% 42.4%
12-17 19.7% 25.7% 28.1%
6-11 0.0% 3.5% 0.5%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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