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 2023-2024, Hawaii Pacific's tuition & fees is $33,020.
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 $51,898 when a student lives on-campus.

Hawaii Pacific Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$33,020
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 $143,629 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 $202,390. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $137,348.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$34,137$50,529$35,071
Sophomore (2024-25)$35,291$50,492$34,510
Junior (2025-26)$36,484$50,580$34,058
Senior (2026-27)$37,718$50,789$33,708
4 Years Total$143,629$202,390$137,348
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$35,291$50,492$34,510
Sophomore (2025-26)$36,484$50,580$34,058
Junior (2026-27)$37,718$50,789$33,708
Senior (2027-28)$38,993$51,114$33,456
4 Years Total$148,486$202,974$135,733
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$36,484$50,580$34,058
Sophomore (2026-27)$37,718$50,789$33,708
Junior (2027-28)$38,993$51,114$33,456
Senior (2028-29)$40,312$51,551$33,296
4 Years Total$153,507$204,034$134,519
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$37,718$50,789$33,708
Sophomore (2027-28)$38,993$51,114$33,456
Junior (2028-29)$40,312$51,551$33,296
Senior (2029-30)$41,675$52,097$33,225
4 Years Total$158,697$205,551$133,685
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$38,993$51,114$33,456
Sophomore (2028-29)$40,312$51,551$33,296
Junior (2029-30)$41,675$52,097$33,225
Senior (2030-31)$43,084$52,748$33,238
4 Years Total$164,063$207,510$133,215

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Hawaii Pacific' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Hawaii, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,298.
Hawaii Pacific University$33,020
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Hawaii Four-years Colleges$17,839
Public Schools$5,021$13,412
Private Schools$20,298

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.
Hawaii Pacific UniversityHonolulu, HI$33,020$21,533
Holy Names UniversityOakland, CA$42,115$18,590
Strayer University-VirginiaArlington, VA$13,920$15,135
Norwich UniversityNorthfield, VT$49,600$24,916
Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySan Diego, CA$43,550$11,880
Gallaudet UniversityWashington, DC$18,382$21,510
Mount St. Mary's UniversityEmmitsburg, MD$47,240$14,094
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeSparkill, NY$37,720$21,050
Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimer, NC$33,930$12,240
Amberton UniversityGarland, TX$9,035$7,235
Antioch University-New EnglandKeene, NH$25,872$26,422

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 $36,945 for students living on-campus and $36,945 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)$51,898
COA (off-campus)$51,898
Tuition & Fees$33,020
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,878
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,878
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,945
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,945
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.
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
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.
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).
Total4,586 1,6112,975
Undergraduate4,066 1,4292,637
Graduate520 182338

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered77 Programs
Online Program Offered35 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered20 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate87.10%
Student Population4,876
Graduation Rate44%
Transfer-out Rate37%
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