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 a thousand students are enrolled at UHWO.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at UHWO. A score between 1180 to 1450 on the SAT exam, or 16 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the UHWO average GPA (2.80 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 76 percent with 43 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UHWO Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu was reported as 76.5% in Fall 2012 with over 906 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 SAT Scores: 1180 - 1450
  • UHWO ACT Scores: 16 - 22
  • UHWO Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UHWO is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions 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 UHWO has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 80.3%
  • 2009-2010: 81.3%
  • 2010-2011: 73.8%
  • 2011-2012: 72.3%
  • 2012-2013: 76.5%
  • Projected UHWO Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.7%

How Does UHWO Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu is thirty-eight 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%
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
  • 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 Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UHWO (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 480
Math400 - 500
Writing380 - 470
Total Score1180 - 1450
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score16 - 22
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