Hawaii Pacific University (HPU)

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Hawaii Pacific University can be found in Honolulu, HI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. HPU has an enrollment of nearly 8,700 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at Hawaii Pacific University. A score in the range of 870 - 1110 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. Roughly 60% of all applicant were accepted at Hawaii Pacific University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 22% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hpu.edu.

Overall Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hawaii Pacific University was reported as 64.1% in Fall 2013 with over 4,210 applications submitted to HPU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • HPU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • HPU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Hawaii Pacific University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hawaii Pacific University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hawaii Pacific University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.9%
  • 2010-2011: 77.6%
  • 2011-2012: 69.6%
  • 2012-2013: 72.2%
  • 2013-2014: 64.1%
  • Projected HPU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.1%

How Does Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hawaii Pacific University is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Chaminade University of Honolulu83.6%
University of Hawaii-West Oahu76.5%
Brigham Young University-Hawaii36.0%
University of Hawaii at Hilo75.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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