HPU is the largest private, non-profit university in the State of Hawai’i, and one of the most culturally diverse, private institutions in the U.S.

The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes, international classroom and an inspiring teaching faculty, is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination for studying abroad in the U.S. HPU campuses in downtown Honolulu and at the foothill of the Ko‘olau Mountains enable students to enjoy the best of both worlds — a vibrant, international city and a stunningly-beautiful, tropical setting.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 75%
  • Average ACT: 18 (English score)
  • Average SAT: 450 (EBRW)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application Accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Business Administration (Accounting, General Business, Business Economics, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Chemistry), Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Diplomacy and Military Studies, East West Humanities, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, History, Human Resource Development, Integrated Multimedia, International Studies, Marine Biology, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Multimedia Cinematic Production, Nursing, Oceanography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Full list of majos available: https://www.hpu.edu/academics/areas-of-study/index.html


  • International students are eligible for: merit-based scholarship and need-based aid.
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $50,090


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sports: Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball

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