University of Hawaii-West Oahu (UHWO)

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University of Hawaii-West Oahu, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Kapolei, HI, a predominately suburban area. Around three thousand students are enrolled at UHWO.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at UHWO. A score between 940 to 1100 on the SAT exam, or 16 to 21 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the UHWO average GPA (2.71 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 84 percent with 37 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UHWO Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu was reported as 84.4% in Fall 2020 with over 693 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • UHWO ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • UHWO Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Hawaii-West Oahu?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to University of Hawaii-West Oahu have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

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 University of Hawaii-West Oahu has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.2%
  • 2017-2018: 78.6%
  • 2018-2019: 75.4%
  • 2019-2020: 84.4%
  • Projected UHWO Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.1%

How Does UHWO Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hawaii Pacific University74.8%
Chaminade University of Honolulu94.7%
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
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UHWO (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math480 - 540
Total Score940 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 21
Math16 - 21
Composite Score16 - 21
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