Hawai‘i Pacific University Hawai‘i Pacific University

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Hawai‘i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, nonprofit university with a diverse student population of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 80 countries.

Advanced Military and Operational Studiesx  
American/United States Studies/Civilizationx  
Applied Mathematics, Generalx  
Asian Studies/Civilizationx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Broadcast Journalismx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalxx 
Business/Commerce, Generalx  
Business/Corporate Communicationsx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Otherx  
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Computer Sciencexx 
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationxx 
Economics, Generalxx 
Elementary Education and Teachingx  
Engineering, Otherx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studiesx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Environmental Studiesx  
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Otherx  
Finance, Generalxx 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator  x
History, Generalx  
Human Resources Developmentx  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, Generalx x
Humanities/Humanistic Studiesx  
Insurance  x
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
International Relations and Affairsx  
International/Global Studiesx  
Management Information Systems and Services, Other  x
Management Sciencexx 
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanographyx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalxx 
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematics Teacher Educationx  
Mathematics, General x 
Military Operational Art and Science/Studiesxx 
National Security Policy and Strategy, Other  x
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Managementx  
Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)x x
Oceanography, Chemical and Physicalx  
Organizational Behavior Studies x 
Organizational Leadership  x
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution  x
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Administrationx  
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursingx  
Public Relations/Image Managementx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Social Workx  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Sustainability Studies  x
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructorx  
Tourism and Travel Services Managementx  
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmasterx  

Academic Life

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, HPU offers more than 50 acclaimed undergraduate programs and 14 distinguished graduate programs. The  U.S. News and World Report lists Hawai‘i Pacific University in its Best Colleges guide, while Princeton Review recognized HPU in its Best Western College guide. Due to HPU’s affordable tuition, quality education, and alumni earnings, business magazines rate HPU highly. Barron’s rates HPU one of the college “Best Buys” while Bloomberg Business Week recognized HPU as having the "Best Return on Investment” of any undergraduate degree in Hawai‘i.

Campus Life

Hawai‘i Pacific University combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of a traditional campus on the southeastern side of the island. The main campus is located in downtown Honolulu and is home to the College of Business Administration and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. The Hawai‘i Loa residential campus is eight miles away in Kane‘ohe and is the site of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the College of Natural & Computational Sciences. HPU'S Oceanic Institute (OI) IS an aquaculture research facility on a 56-acre site at Makapu'u Point. These three distinctive sites are conveniently linked by shuttle.

Other Cool Facts

Personal attention

HPU puts a priority on teaching. There are no student assistants; only highly qualified faculty with academic and business credentials. Faculty range from top-level executives to state government leaders that enliven the learning experience with real-world knowledge. Our student-centered approach and low student-faculty ratio of 14:1 naturally results in personal attention and one-on-one guidance. Even with 7,400 students, our average class size is less than 20 students. This means you’ll enjoy all of the technological and academic resources expected at a large university, delivered within the atmosphere of a small school.


Student life and diversity

With students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries, HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the world. Social and co-curricular activities are as diverse as the student population: they are multicultural, outdoor-oriented, and internationally flavored. In addition to social and cultural events, there are intercollegiate athletics, numerous clubs, service and pre-professional organizations, and an elected student government.


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