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 4,300 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at Hawaii Pacific University. A score in the range of 990 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 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 2.89 - 3.33. Roughly 70% of all applicant were accepted at Hawaii Pacific University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 13% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hawaii Pacific University was reported as 74.8% in Fall 2020 with over 4,790 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: 18 - 25
  • HPU Average GPA: 2.89 - 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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.4%
  • 2017-2018: 74.7%
  • 2018-2019: 75.1%
  • 2019-2020: 74.8%
  • Projected HPU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.7%

How Does Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hawaii Pacific University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Chaminade University of Honolulu94.7%
University of Hawaii-West Oahu84.4%
Brigham Young University-Hawaii97.3%
University of Hawaii at Hilo51.6%

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 Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 620
Math490 - 590
Total Score990 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 25
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