University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Public, Four-years School Located in Kapolei, HI

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How much is the UHWO tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, UHWO's tuition & fees is $7,584 for Hawaii residents and $20,544 for out-of-state students 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 $29,790 for Hawaii residents and $42,750 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

UHWO Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Hawaii Residents Tuition & Fees$7,584
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,544
Books & Supplies Costs$1,350
Off-campus Room & Board$16,046
Off-campus Expenses$4,810
2023-2024 Estimates
Hawaii Residents Tuition & Fees$7,584
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,544

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UHWO for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $82,176 at UHWO. 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 $82,168. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $69,128.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Sophomore (2024-25)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Junior (2025-26)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Senior (2026-27)$20,544$20,542$17,282
4 Years Total$82,176$82,168$69,128
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Sophomore (2025-26)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Junior (2026-27)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Senior (2027-28)$20,544$20,542$17,282
4 Years Total$82,176$82,168$69,128
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Sophomore (2026-27)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Junior (2027-28)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Senior (2028-29)$20,544$20,542$17,282
4 Years Total$82,176$82,168$69,128
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Junior (2028-29)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Senior (2029-30)$20,544$20,542$17,282
4 Years Total$82,176$82,168$69,128
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Junior (2029-30)$20,544$20,542$17,282
Senior (2030-31)$20,544$20,542$17,282
4 Years Total$82,176$82,168$69,128

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UHWO' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Hawaii, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,412.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Hawaii-West Oahu$7,584$20,544
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 UHWO and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
University of Hawaii-West OahuKapolei, HI$7,584$20,544
Brigham Young University-HawaiiLaie, HI$5,400$6,250
University of Phoenix-HawaiiKapolei, HI$11,681$9,552
Pacific Rim Christian UniversityHonolulu, HI$10,460$12,380

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Hawaii-West Oahu, 2,626 students (87%) 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 $3,260.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UHWO is $39,490 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 182 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 $4,364 and the average amount of student loans is $6,477.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Hawaii ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,790$42,750
Tuition & Fees$7,584$20,544
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,206$22,206
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,530$39,490
Average Financial Aid$3,260$3,260
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,62687%$3,260
Pell Grants92931%$4,246
Federal Student Loan65422%$6,920
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid18299%-
Grants or Scholarships18299%$4,364
Federal Grants18299%$2,195
Pell Grants5530%$5,036
Other Federal Grants18299%$674
State/Local Grants4323%$3,811
Institutional Grants7641%$3,036
Student Loan Aid3418%$6,477
Federal Student Loans3418%$4,684
Other Student Loans21%$30,467
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level7264$7,074
0-30,0002323$10,484
30,001-48,0001313$8,594
48,001-75,0001615$6,996
75,001-110,00098$3,936
110,001 or more115$826

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UHWO's acceptance rate is 94.62%. A total of 743 applicants applied to and 703 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 224 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 31.86%.
To apply to UHWO, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants743275$449
Admitted703256$430
Enrolled22497$118
Acceptance Rate94.62%93.09%95.77%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.86%37.89%27.44%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
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 UHWO. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,095 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0959701,220
National Average1,168
Hawaii Average1,134
SAT EBRW575500650
SAT Math520470570
ACT Composite191622
National Average24
Hawaii Average21
ACT Math181620
ACT English191522

Student Population

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has a total of 2,913 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 999 male students and 2,009 female students attending UHWO. The school offers online degree programs and 1,993 students enrolled online exclusively (68.42% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate3,008 9992,009

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI
Phone808-689-2800
WEBwww.uhwo.hawaii.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered9 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate96.37%
Yield24.66%
Student Population2,913
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate31%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 48% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties86 (Full-time), 102 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs248 (Full-time), 110 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$91,805
Average Staff Salary$77,090