Website: www.hpu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,560
Undergraduate
Students
(59.8%) 2,130 Women
(40.2%) 1,430 Men
586
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 6,551 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-608 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,334
Tuition and Fees
$25,980
Room and Board
$14,800
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Freshman Award
$19,107
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,481
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
152
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Honolulu Population
374,658
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
14% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Sea Warrior
Sororities
70% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.6% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
16.0% Hispanic/Latino
17.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.5% White
14.3% Unknown
International Students
10.0% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 27
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 Aloha Tower Drive
City, State, Zip
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone
(808) 544-0238
Fax
(808) 544-1136
E-mail
admissions@hpu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 6,551 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 4,767 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,784 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
846 (17%) of 4,892 admitted students enrolled
Women
604 (17%) of 3,619 admitted students enrolled
Men
242 (19%) of 1,273 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
510-608 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,334
Tuition and Fees
$25,980
Room and Board
$14,800
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,354
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 007279
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
404 (84.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
355 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
355 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$19,107
Need-Based Gift
Received by 353 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,134
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 310 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,494
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 344 (96.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
110 (22.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,068

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,537 (63.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,406 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,389 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$14,367
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,309 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,072
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,152 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,442
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,115 (80.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
634 (26.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,936

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,481
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,765
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Services, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Military History
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
152
Part-Time Faculty
207
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
298,781
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Honolulu Population
374,658
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
140 acres

Weather

Temperature
65.6 average low in January, 88.5 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
14% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
86%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency notification, patrol system and emergency exit alarms in residence halls

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Sea Warrior
School Colors
Columbia blue, kelly green, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, campus activities board, student nurses association, travel industry management student organization, christian student organization
Sororities
70% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,560
Women
2,130 (59.8%)
Men
1,430 (40.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,411
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.6% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
16.0% Hispanic/Latino
17.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.5% White
14.3% Unknown
International Students.
10.0% from 55 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
586

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
41.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
44.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 22%
Engineering 2%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 14%
Other 14%

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