Hawaii Pacific University

Private, Four-years School Located in Honolulu, HI

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How much is the Hawaii Pacific tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Hawaii Pacific's tuition & fees is $31,940 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $50,818 when a student lives on-campus.

Hawaii Pacific Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$31,940
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$15,278
On-campus Expenses$2,400
Off-campus Room & Board$15,278
Off-campus Expenses$2,400
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$32,220

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Hawaii Pacific for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $149,537 at Hawaii Pacific. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $208,297. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $138,290.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$33,983$50,376$34,466
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,156$51,357$34,430
Junior (2025-26)$38,469$52,565$34,555
Senior (2026-27)$40,929$54,000$34,839
4 Years Total$149,537$208,297$138,290
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,156$51,357$34,430
Sophomore (2025-26)$38,469$52,565$34,555
Junior (2026-27)$40,929$54,000$34,839
Senior (2027-28)$43,547$55,668$35,281
4 Years Total$159,101$213,589$139,105
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$38,469$52,565$34,555
Sophomore (2026-27)$40,929$54,000$34,839
Junior (2027-28)$43,547$55,668$35,281
Senior (2028-29)$46,332$57,571$35,881
4 Years Total$169,276$219,804$140,555
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$40,929$54,000$34,839
Sophomore (2027-28)$43,547$55,668$35,281
Junior (2028-29)$46,332$57,571$35,881
Senior (2029-30)$49,295$59,718$36,640
4 Years Total$180,103$226,957$142,640
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$43,547$55,668$35,281
Sophomore (2028-29)$46,332$57,571$35,881
Junior (2029-30)$49,295$59,718$36,640
Senior (2030-31)$52,448$62,113$37,559
4 Years Total$191,622$235,069$145,360

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Hawaii Pacific' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Hawaii, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,689.
In-StateOut-of-State
Hawaii Pacific University$31,940
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Hawaii Four-years Colleges$18,090
Public Schools$5,021$13,412
Private Schools$20,689

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Hawaii Pacific and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Hawaii Pacific UniversityHonolulu, HI$31,940$20,656
Mount Saint Joseph UniversityCincinnati, OH$34,900$13,992
Husson UniversityBangor, ME$21,090$18,160
University of BridgeportBridgeport, CT$35,760$21,686
Oral Roberts UniversityTulsa, OK$32,640$12,980
Salve Regina UniversityNewport, RI$46,000$12,190
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityLincoln, NE$39,868$8,230
Mount Saint Mary CollegeNewburgh, NY$37,940$17,796
Anna Maria CollegePaxton, MA$41,010$10,530
Mercyhurst UniversityErie, PA$43,460$17,616
Chatham UniversityPittsburgh, PA$42,125$20,021

Financial Aid and COA

At Hawaii Pacific University, 3,863 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $14,953.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Hawaii Pacific is $35,865 for students living on-campus and $35,865 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 779 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $18,788 and the average amount of student loans is $10,069.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$50,818
COA (off-campus)$50,818
Tuition & Fees$31,940
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,878
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,878
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,865
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,865
Average Financial Aid$14,953
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,86395%$14,953
Pell Grants86521%$4,912
Federal Student Loan1,08327%$6,497
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid779100%-
Grants or Scholarships779100%$18,788
Federal Grants31641%$5,211
Pell Grants31641%$4,897
Other Federal Grants10413%$954
State/Local Grants0--
Institutional Grants779100%$16,674
Student Loan Aid45158%$10,069
Federal Student Loans44157%$5,204
Other Student Loans9913%$22,685

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Hawaii Pacific's acceptance rate is 85.32%. A total of 11,948 applicants applied to and 10,194 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 790 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 7.75%.
To apply to Hawaii Pacific, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program and 2 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,9482,400$9,548
Admitted10,1941,995$8,199
Enrolled790178$612
Acceptance Rate85.32%83.13%85.87%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)7.75%8.92%7.46%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Hawaii Pacific. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,154 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 25.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1541,0701,238
National Average1,168
Hawaii Average1,134
SAT EBRW584540628
SAT Math570530610
ACT Composite252228
National Average24
Hawaii Average21
ACT Math232026
ACT English242127

Student Population

Hawaii Pacific University has a total of 4,876 students including 4,151 undergraduate and 725 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,611 male students and 2,975 female students attending Hawaii Pacific. The school offers online degree programs and 627 students enrolled online exclusively (12.86% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,586 1,6112,975
Undergraduate4,066 1,4292,637
Graduate520 182338

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI
Phone808-544-0200
WEBhttps://www.hpu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered77 Programs
Online Program Offered35 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered20 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate87.10%
Yield5.00%
Student Population4,876
Graduation Rate45%
Transfer-out Rate3%
Retention Rate59% (Full-time), 10% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties146 (Full-time), 145 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs419 (Full-time), 180 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$76,635
Average Staff Salary$66,996