About University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Founded in 1976, University of Hawaii-West Oahu. is a college. Located in Hawaii, which is a city setting in Hawaii, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,939 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The University of Hawaii-West Oahu Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 81 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Hawaii-West Oahu include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at UHWO are considered Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Hawaii-West Oahu.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    13 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    22 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 83 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    23 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    23 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    23 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Hawaii-West Oahu REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Hawaii-West Oahu?

15 Students rated University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Tayler - 08/14/2022

It is a great and affordable school. I predict in the future years to come, it will be a larger institution with lots of years of experience to serve the upcoming generation of students. The school is constantly growing and always finding ways to create a better environment for students in and outside of the classroom.

Jessica - 09/19/2019

West Oahu is a great school with great staff. While the sports and housing are lacking right now there will be expansion in the future that will solve that soon. I am participating in a dual credit program with them and when we do go on campus all students and staff make us feel welcome, the facilities are great too!

Christian - 09/01/2019

It is a commuter school where students come and leave. The campus is nice but would really love to see more class involvement in terms of meeting our whole class. The cafe food is alright but since they signed a contract with the school, we're not allowed competition. Majority of the friends I made was through intramurals and that's pretty much the place I would hangout the most.

Denique - 07/18/2019

It is a nice campus, I went there for orientation and I felt very welcomed. They have plenty of classes and activities in their curriculum. I might end up going to this college!

University of Hawaii-West Oahu FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Hawaii-West Oahu?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 68%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Considering what I know now about college life and making the transition from high school student to college student things currently would have been different. Coming from a small town I would advise students to attend community college first before attending a university away from their home. This will help with the transition process from being dependent students to independent students. Also, being focused and dedicated as well as being prepared for the college life is a must. You can easily be distracted from your goals in life.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think a person that is eager to learn and dedicated in their studies would do well at this school.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the personalities of each person in this campus from faculties, custodians, proffesors and students. The reason is because they are very kind and helpful especially if you're a new student and fresh meat in college life. They are caring and cool to be around with, it seems like you're home and safe when your with them.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It may be small and new but everyone is nice and willing to help you succeed.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    The students are friendly, hardworking, often working multiple jobs and/or taking on many courses.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    great environment, friendly staff, great location

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There are some/few professors who seem to be slacking. They are really easy A's and although they know their material, they have trouble teaching it.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I don't believe anyone should be denied the opportunity to attend any school based upon their character, race, sexual orientation, religion or gender.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Waiting for the new campus to be built. The new campus designs are beatiful.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Initially, UHWO caught my attention because tuition is cheaper than UHManoa and parking is free. I always wanted to attend a private school/college but since I do not have a lot of funds to pay for college I am unable to do so. Another reason why I chose to attend UHWO was because they focus in professional studies and that is something that I am interested in. I also enjoy the small class sizes which provide me with the capability for my instructor to know me personally, and provide in depth class discussions.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I should have known other conselors to help me chose classes my first year. I think it would have made a huge difference because the conselor I asked helped from didn't help me as much as I expected. She didn't give me any advice on what classes I should take and what teachers i should take classes under.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag most about the small class size. I like the small class size because its easier to interact with the professor and its easier for me to learn and consetrate more.

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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.

77% of students attending University of Hawaii-West Oahu receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 17% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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