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Founded in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University. is a Private college. Located in Hawaii, which is a city setting in Hawaii, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,436 full time undergraduate students, and 645 full time graduate students.
The Hawaii Pacific University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 152 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hawaii Pacific University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at HPU are considered Less Selective, with ,32% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Hawaii Pacific University.
67 Students rated on-campus housing 2.9 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated Hawaii Pacific University
It's a culturally diversed school with small classroom sizes. Students can be from any part of the world，and faculty is of mixed races. The downtown campus is surrounded by eateries and small shops. Transportation was convenient. If only the school tuition could be over，the overall experience would be great.
Classes are small but academics is mediocre for the amount you are paying. Most people go here because of the beaches and laid back lifestyle. It is not so much about the standards of education I would not have attended HPU had I known what it was really like. You are essentially sharing building with other businesses. Also, there are plenty of homeless people roaming around "campus grounds."
Hawaii Pacific University is a great university to be in. Surely, students will find their own group of people to be around. The small class sizes are one of the great things there as they'll allow more interaction between students and professors. This also means that students should have an easier time learning and asking questions. The classroom ambiance is fantastic meaning students will not feel intimidated or easily bored, allowing them to engage more in activities. Students also have great access to various shops and restaurants as the university is all around town!
I think HPU is a excellent school and I enjoy being here. There are administrative issues, but that's a problem most universities have. There are a lot of great resources, too, and the atmosphere is really chill and welcoming. All the professors I've had have been really enthusiastic about their work and honestly want to help students learn, the classes are usually fairly small, and you get to know the people in your program.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hawaii Pacific University is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself to be organized, collected, and confident. I would make sure that I was dedicated, and tell myself that no matter how hard it may get, no matter how many late nights I will spend drilling myself on science and history, no matter how many times I throw my pen across the room in frustration because I can not figure out the math problem, no matter the tears and the discouragement, I would tell myself that it will be all worthwhile, and to keep going. I would encourage myself to learn what helps me to study the best early, so that I would be prepared and not waste time trying to figure it out. My high school self would need to know that even though I would be making the transition to a new place, I would find friends and have experiences that I would never regret or forget. Above all else, I would tell myself to wake up each morning determined to do my best, and to look forward to each experience that would come my way. Dont go to school with a bad attitude, and you will learn so much more.
Someone who is looking for a great personal life experience while attending school.
My school has very friendly and kind attitude to all its students.
Don't trust the academic advisors that create your career path, they may not know or care about the real truth.
There is nothing I have against this school other than it was not my first choice to attend
"Ohana" means family in hawaiian and that is the best I can help envision my classmates.
The most frustrating thing at Hawaii Pacific University is that the pluses and minuses are weighted for the grading process. So if you recieve all A's and an A- you will not receive a 4.0 GPA. Also in some courses where the pre-resiquite is an A, an A- does not count. Not all teachers grade using this though. Some do not use the weighted plus and minuses. I did not know this going into the college and I wish I would have been informed.
The best thing about my school is that the classes are small. Students can get the one on one attention they need from the instructors. With small classes, students can focus more in classes. Having smaller classes also helps those students who might need extra help in the class. The instructors knows the student which makes it easier for student to seek the needed help.
People with bad attitudes should not attend this college. The locals are very friendly but just don't be ignorant because they will get angry. Trouble makers should not attend as well. Don't waste people's time and money if you?re going to act like a fool.
My school has one of the top nursing programs in the nation. Our cheerleading team came has placed in nationals along with our dance team for the past five years. Our student body president for our psychology program was the top psychology student in the nation. The class size is at the maximum of thirty which makes it good for one on one with the teacher. My school is in Hawaii!
We are known for our nursing programs and classes because our professors take their jobs seriously to educate us with the knowledge they know. Also, the nursing progam is one of the best in Hawaii because there's a lot of things we can practice on and we get a lot of hands on training.
Compared to other schools I considered, Hawaii Pacific University has very small class sizes as well as a very culterally diverse student body. The professors genuinely care about the students and tghe Nursing program there is well known.
Professors are engaging, accessable, and inviting in and outside the classroom. They are also understanding recognizing their roles as facilitators and mediators of the international perspectives that come to HPU.
Amazingly diverse, the student body is so mixed up with people from all over the world that even though I am from Hawai'i since birth, I sometimes feel like a minority in my classes. But this is great because it gives me the feeling and experience of having gone away for college but in reality I haven't gone anywhere.
I'm not sure if there is one because our student body is so diverse, there can't be one particular statement or claim to be made about all the students that go to HPU. We have basically any ethnicity one can imagine, along with a variety of financial backgrounds, religions, etc. It's really close to impossible for someone to make an umbrella statement about all the students of HPU.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
95% of students
attending Hawaii Pacific University receive some sort of financial aid.
36% were awarded federal grants.
While 64% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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