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Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. HPU is home to over 5,500 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are unique, with the excitement of an urban campus in downtown Honolulu and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific ocean. HPU prides itself on small class sizes, personalized attention for students, and hands-on education. HPU encourages engagement in the local community by providing a rich array of co-curricular activities that shine a spotlight on our unique cultural traditions, exquisite natural surroundings, and wondrous spirit of aloha. HPU offers competitive scholarships for international students.



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Business
Business Administration Delivery method Length Location
Business Administration On campus 4 years Honolulu
Human Resources
Human Resource Development On campus 4 years Honolulu
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science On campus 4 years Honolulu
Engineering & Technology
Biotechnology Engineering On campus 4 years Honolulu
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering On campus 4 years Honolulu
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering On campus 4 years Honolulu
Health & Well-Being
Public Health
Public Health On campus 4 years Honolulu
Social Work
Social Work On campus 4 years Honolulu
Humanities & Culture
Arts and Markets On campus 4 years Honolulu
East West Humanities On campus 4 years Honolulu
History
History On campus 4 years Honolulu
International Studies
International Studies On campus 4 years Honolulu
Political Science
Diplomacy and Military Studies On campus 4 years Honolulu
Political Science On campus 4 years Honolulu
Psychology
Psychology On campus 4 years Honolulu
Languages
English
English On campus 4 years Honolulu
Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Justice On campus 4 years Honolulu
Media & Communications
Communication Studies On campus 4 years Honolulu
Integrated Multimedia On campus 4 years Honolulu
Mass Communication On campus 4 years Honolulu
Public Relations
Public Administration On campus 4 years Honolulu
Science
Biology
Biochemistry On campus 4 years Honolulu
Biology On campus 4 years Honolulu
Chemistry
Chemistry On campus 4 years Honolulu
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies On campus 4 years Honolulu
Marine Science
Marine Biology On campus 4 years Honolulu
Oceanography On campus 4 years Honolulu
Mathematics
Mathematics On campus 4 years Honolulu
Teaching & Education
Elementary Education On campus 4 years Honolulu
TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages On campus 4 years Honolulu
Master's degree
Business
MA Organizational Development and Change Blended learning 20 months Honolulu
Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA) On campus, Online / Distance Honolulu
Computer Science & IT
Information Technology
MS Data Analytics and Cyber Security Online / Distance 20 months Honolulu
Health & Well-Being
Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH) Online / Distance Honolulu
Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW) On campus 2 years Honolulu
Humanities & Culture
Political Science
MA Diplomacy and Military Studies On campus 2 years Honolulu
Sustainable Development
MA Sustainability On campus 2 years Honolulu
Media & Communications
MA Strategic Communication On campus 2 years Honolulu
Public Relations
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Online / Distance 1 year Honolulu
Science
Marine Science
MS Marine Science On campus 2 years Honolulu
Teaching & Education
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Educational Leadership Online / Distance 1 year Honolulu
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Elementary or Secondary Education On campus 1 year Honolulu
TESOL
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages On campus 2 years Honolulu

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Hawai‘i Pacific University is different. You will be immersed in an international learning community set on an urban campus in downtown Honolulu, Hawai‘i. You, and other students from around the world, choose HPU for top-notch academics and rich cultural experiences.

     

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Why study at Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. We are home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are exquisitely unique. HPU combines the excitement of an urban campus located in downtown Honolulu with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau mountains and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean. All three are less than a 30 minute drive from the infamous Waikiki.

Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, emphasizes on rigorous intellectual engagement and social responsibility. The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes and an inspiring teaching faculty ensure that students get the most of their studies.

All that combined is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination.

Awards & Accreditations

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Student services & facilities

  • Career Development Center (Internships, On-campus jobs, OPT)
  • Center for Academic Success (Accessibility, Testing, Tutoring)
  • Campus recreation (gym, eSports arena, student activities, clubs and organisations, student government association)

Campuses

HPU combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of O’ahu’s Ko’olau mountains, and its aquaculture research facility, Oceanic Institute, borders the ocean.

HPU centralized campus is located in downtown Honolulu, the business and financial center of the Pacific. It feels like a charming college town, but is also steps away from the central business district, state capital, and local hospitals where students will experience hands-on learning and internship opportunities.

The Oceanic Institute (OI) of HPU has been a world leader in the advancement of sustainable aquaculture technologies and has contributed to a range of solutions to overcome current and emerging industry challenges. OI is located on a 56-acre site at Makapu‘u Point on the windward coast of O‘ahu. OI conducts research, education, and training that focuses on marine aquaculture, aquatic feeds and nutrition, and coastal resource management.

Student lifestyle

Extra and co-curricular activities are an essential part of an enriching campus life and HPU encourages students to get involved and participate in school events. Our Student Activity office provides leadership development opportunities and accommodates close to 50 clubs and organizations on-campus. It is our goal to take learning beyond the classroom and cultivate programs that lead to student success.

Campus Recreation office is excited to offer students, faculty and staff at Hawaii Pacific University many new and exciting opportunities to stay physically active. Whether its 24-hour access to the Hawaii Loa Fitness Center, intramural sports leagues/tournaments, sport club opportunities, outdoor recreational activities, fitness classes, or offering discounts throughout the Hawaii recreational community, Campus Recreation is promoting a fun and healthy balance to an academic life.

Accommodation

On-campus housing 

The Waterfront Lofts, HPU's on-campus housing facility, are part of the Aloha Tower Marketplace, a vibrant, mixed-use residential and commercial center designed to serve the Hawai'i community and HPU students.

  • The 370-bed residential community is located on the second and third floor of the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
  • The residences are comprised of single, double-, triple- and quad-occupancy bedroom options in a loft and studio units.
  • On the ground floor, students have access to HPU facilities including the Learning Commons, the eSports Arena, Pier Nine by Sam Choy, multi-purpose rooms, HPU offices such as the Welcome Center, Student Activities, First-Year Experience, Housing and Residence Life, Student Government Association, and Campus Activities Board; and various retail and dining options.
  • Living at the Waterfront Lofts also means easy access to many amenities, activities, and public transportation in downtown Honolulu.

Off-campus housing

Many students choose to find their own apartments and off-campus housing either before they arrive in Hawai'i, or after they arrive and have had a chance to become familiar with the local environment. The island of O'ahu offers many different living arrangements--from the fast-paced city lifestyle of Honolulu to the quiet beach town of Kailua.

Scholarships & funding

At HPU we understand that college is one of the most important investments you will make in life, which is why we would like to encourage you to see what aid may be available to you. HPU offers competitive merit scholarships, talent scholarships, athletic scholarships, and other need and non-need scholarships/grants through the admissions process.

Reviews

Average rating 4.5

Based on 6 reviews

Jessica Vince
(4)
Very happy with the campus. I had good courses just had the feeling some were too easy. But I think that’s the overall problem with the American school system. Not just HPU. There isn’t a lot of self-critical-thinking. The teacher says something, and that’s the fact. No space and time for reaching one owns opinions or conclusions. Great help...
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Kristine Wik
(5)
When I decided to move all the way from Norway to Hawaii to study Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University I did know what to expect, except beautiful beaches. Now that I have been living here for more than 2 years and are now a senior I must say that the University has really gone beyond all my expectations. The professors here are ...
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Sara Adelbauer
(5)
I had the most rewarding time at HPU. Awesome and accepting, open-hearted students, supportive and competent professors (Britos, Quest, Tjarks), easy and welcoming atmosphere. And, of course, fun and creative but also nicely demanding classes that helped me realize what I really wanted in my future life - and also taught me all the abilities I n...
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Contact

Hawai'i Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive
96813 Honolulu Hawaii
United States of America

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