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University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Kapolei, HI

The University of Hawaii - West Oahu, founded in 1976, is a public, upper-division institution. In 2009, construction began on a new, state-of-the-art, baccalaureate campus in the city of Kapolei, about 10 miles from the college's original location in Pearl City.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students2,692
   Women1,700 (63.2%)
   Men992 (36.8%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate70% of 892 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineAugust 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.15
SAT Math400-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading390-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing400-490 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite16-21 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,440
Out-of-state: $20,400
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met50%
Average Freshman Award$2,931
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes


Kapolei Population47,698
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHonolulu
Freshman Housing Guarantee 
Students in College Housing 
Athletic Conferences 


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
38.7% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
15.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
30.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
12.2% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students0.4%
First-Year Students Returning67.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.82 4.10     32
Low 3.60 3.74     32
High 4.00 4.31     32
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